Today in History for 27th April 2022

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Historical Events

1539 – Re-founding of the city of Bogotá, New Granada (nowadays Colombia), by Nikolaus Federmann and Sebastián de Belalcázar.
1576 – Peace of Beaulieu and Paix de Monsieur
1805 – US Marines attack shores of Tripoli
1972 – Apollo 16 returns to Earth
1974 – Pan Am 707 crashes into mountains of Bali, killing 107
1989 – Mandatory seatbelt law goes into effect in Italy

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Famous Birthdays

1802 – Louis Niedermeyer, composer, born in Nyon, Switzerland (d. 1861)
1848 – Otto I of Bavaria, King of Bavaria (1886-1913), born in The Residence, Munich (d. 1916)
1927 – Coretta Scott King, American activist and wife of Martin Luther King Jr., born in Heiberger, Alabama (d. 2006)
1952 – Ari Vatanen, Finnish rally driver, born in Tuupovaara, Finland
1966 – Peter McIntyre, Australian cricketer (Australian leg-spinner 1995), born in Gisborne, Australia
1976 – Walter Pandiani, Uruguayan footballer, born in Montevideo, Uruguay

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Famous Deaths

1695 – John Trenchard, English radical Whig politician and statesman, dies at 46
1915 – Alexander Scriabin, Russian composer (Prometheus) and pianist, dies at 43
1950 – Hobart Cavanaugh, American actor (Border Town, Black Angel), dies at 63
1970 – Arthur Shields, Irish actor (River, Enchanted Island), dies at 73
1996 – Joan Sterndale-Bennett, British actress (Brighton Rock, Those Fantastic Flying Fools), dies at 82
2020 – Marty Smith, American motocross racer (AMA 125cc 1974, 75; AMA 500cc 1977), dies in a dune buggy accident at 63

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