Saturday, April 27, 2019
History for April 27 - On-This-Day.com
Edward Gibbon 1737 - Historian, author, Samuel F.B. (Finley Breese) Morse 1791 - Inventor (electromagnetic telegraph), Ulysses S. Grant 1822 - 18th U.S. President, Lt. General in command of all Union armies during the U.S. Civil War, nickname: Hero of Appomattox
Wallace Hume 1896 - Chemist, inventor, credited with invention of nylon, Walter Lantz 1900 - Animator, creator of Woody Woodpecker, Coretta Scott King 1927 - Wife of Dr. Martin Luther King
1861 - West Virginia seceded from Virginia after Virginia seceded from the Union during the American Civil War.
1965 - "Pampers" were patented by R.C. Duncan.