On This Day — April 27th
April 27th is the 117th day of the year (118th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 248 days remaining until the end of the year.
395 – Aelia Eudoxia married Byzantine emperor Arcadius without the knowledge or consent of Rufinus, the Praetorian prefect who had intended for his own daughter to wed the emperor.
1521 – Filipino natives led by chieftain Lapu-Lapu killed Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan at the Battle of Mactan.
1777 – American Revolutionary War: British Army regulars defeated Patriot militias in the Battle of Ridgefield, galvanizing resistance in the Connecticut Colony.
1967 – The Expo 67 world’s fair opened in Montreal, with 62 nations participating and more than 50 million visitors ultimately attending.
1993 – Thirty people died, including players and staff of the Zambia football team and the crew, in a plane crash en route to play a World Cup qualifying match against Senegal.
Doctor Who’s Russell T. Davies turns 55
Host Tess Daly turns 49
Actress Jenna Coleman turns 32
Actor William Moseley turns 31