This Day in History: April 27th

Here are 10 interesting events that happened on April 27th throughout history:

  1. 1521: Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés defeats the Aztec army at the Battle of Otumba, Mexico.
  2. 1775: The Second Continental Congress authorizes the raising of a Continental Army to fight the American Revolutionary War.
  3. 1791: The French National Assembly adopts the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen.
  4. 1865: Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrenders to Union General Ulysses S. Grant at the Battle of Appomattox Court House, effectively ending the American Civil War.
  5. 1904: The first Labor Party government is formed in Australia.
  6. 1941: Nazi Germany begins occupying Greece during World War II.
  7. 1945: Italian partisans capture Benito Mussolini at Dongo (Lake Como) and execute him the following day.
  8. 1961: Sierra Leone gains independence from the United Kingdom.
  9. 1992: Betty Boothroyd becomes the first woman to be elected Speaker of the British House of Commons.
  10. 1994: Nelson Mandela is elected the first black president of South Africa.

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