Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Today in History: Wednesday, April 27, 2016

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AP Highlight in History: 
On April 27, 1822, Ulysses S. Grant, the 18th president of the United States, was born in Point Pleasant, Ohio.

On this date in:
1521Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan was killed in the Philippines.
1896Baseball Hall of Famer Rogers Hornsby was born in Winters, Texas.
1947"Babe Ruth Day" was held at Yankee Stadium to honor the ailing baseball star.
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1965Broadcast journalist Edward R. Murrow died at age 57.
1972Apollo 16 returned to Earth after a manned voyage to the moon.
1982John W. Hinckley Jr. went on trial in Washington, D.C., in the shooting of President Ronald Reagan. (He was acquitted by reason of insanity.)
1987The Justice Department barred Austrian President Kurt Waldheim from entering the United States, saying he had aided in the deportation and execution of thousands of Jews and others as a German Army officer during World War II.
1992The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia was proclaimed in Belgrade by the Republic of Serbia and its lone ally, Montenegro.
1992Russia and 12 other former Soviet republics won entry into the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.
2006Construction began on a 1,776-foot building on the site of the World Trade Center in New York City.
2011More than 120 tornadoes raked the South and Midwest, resulting in 316 deaths across parts of Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Virginia and Georgia.
2011President Barack Obama produced a detailed Hawaii birth certificate in an extraordinary attempt to bury the issue of where he was born.
Highlights of This Day in History
Today's Birthdays:
St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Chris Carpenter turns 41 years old today.
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Jim KeltnerRock musician74
Kate PiersonRock singer (B-52s)68
Ace FrehleyRock musician (Kiss)65
Herm EdwardsFootball coach62
Sheena EastonSinger, actress57
Cory BookerU.S. senator, D-N.J.47
Patrick HallahanRock musician (My Morning Jacket)38
Patrick StumpRock musician (Fall Out Boy)32
Allison IrahetaSinger ("American Idol")24
Rock musician Jim James (My Morning Jacket) turns 38 years old today.
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