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Today in History: April 27
Today in History: April 27
Among today's events in history, Canada’s Universal and International Exhibition, also known as “Expo 67,” began a six-month run in 1967.
Today in History: April 26
Today in History: April 26
Among today's events in history, an explosion and fire at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine caused radioactive fallout to begin spewing into the atmosphere in 1986.
Today in History: April 25
Today in History: April 25
Among today's events in history, the Hubble Space Telescope was deployed in orbit from the space shuttle Discovery in 1990.
Today in History: April 24
Today in History: April 24
Among today's events in history, some 1,600 Irish nationalists launched the Easter Rising by seizing several key sites in Dublin in 1916.
Today in History: April 23
Today in History: April 23
Among today's events in history, Hank Aaron of the Milwaukee Braves hit the first of his 755 major-league home runs in a game against the St. Louis Cardinals in 1954.
Today in History: April 22
Today in History: April 22
Among the events in history today, armed immigration agents seized Elian Gonzalez, the Cuban boy at the center of a custody dispute, from his relatives’ home in Miami in 2000.
Today in History: April 21
Today in History: April 21
Among today's events in history, author Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known as Mark Twain, died in Redding, Connecticut, at age 74 in 1910.
Today in History: April 20
Today in History: April 20
Among today's events in history, the Columbine High School massacre took place in Colorado as two students shot and killed 12 classmates and one teacher before taking their own lives in 1999.
Today in History: April 19
Today in History: April 19
Among today's events in history, the 51-day siege at the Branch Davidian compound near Waco, Texas, ended as fire destroyed the structure and killed dozens in 1993.
Today in History: April 18
Today in History: April 18
Among today's events in history, a devastating earthquake struck San Francisco in 1906, followed by raging fires; estimates of the final death toll range between 3,000 and 6,000.