This Day In History – April 27

Today in Histroy

1565 1st Spanish settlement in Philippines forms at Cebu City
1865 Steamboat “SS Sultana” explodes in the Mississippi River, killing up to 1,800 of the 2,427 passengers in the greatest maritime disaster in United States history. Most were paroled Union POWs on their way home.
1904 The Australian Labor Party under Prime Minister Chris Watson becomes the first Labor government in the world
1945 Italian partisans capture Benito Mussolini at Dongo (Lake Como)
2005 The superjumbo jet aircraft Airbus A380 makes its first flight from Toulouse, France

Today in TV and Movies

2014 “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” late-night talk and news show fronted by John Oliver premieres on HBO

Today in Sports

1956 Undefeated world heavyweight boxing champion Rocky Marciano, retires from the ring

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