Monday 27 April 2015, 01:11:30
27 April 1521
: Ferdinand Magellan, Portuguese-born Spanish captain of the first global circumnavigation voyage, is killed in battle by locals on the island of Mactan in the Philippines, aged 40 or 41.
27 April 1791
: Samuel Morse, American inventor, is born in Charlestown, Massachusetts.
27 April 1870
: German archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann discovers the remains of Troy.
27 April 1913
: Auguste Verneuil, French chemist who discovered the “flame fusion” process of making artificial rubies, dies at age 56.
27 April 1994
: The first democratic election is held in South Africa since the country ended apartheid.
27 April 2005
: The first Airbus A380, the largest passenger airplane yet, challenging Boeing's monopoly in the large-aircraft market, takes to the sky from Toulouse, France.
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