AP Highlight in History: On April 27, 1822, Ulysses S. Grant, the 18th president of the United States, was born in Point Pleasant, Ohio.
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Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan was killed in the Philippines.
Baseball Hall of Famer Rogers Hornsby was born in Winters, Texas.
"Babe Ruth Day" was held at Yankee Stadium to honor the ailing baseball star.
Broadcast journalist Edward R. Murrow died at age 57.
Apollo 16 returned to Earth after a manned voyage to the moon.
John W. Hinckley Jr. went on trial in Washington, D.C., in the shooting of President Ronald Reagan. (He was acquitted by reason of insanity.)
The Justice Department barred Austrian President Kurt Waldheim from entering the United States, saying he had aided in the deportation and execution of thousands of Jews and others as a German Army officer during World War II.
The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia was proclaimed in Belgrade by the Republic of Serbia and its lone ally, Montenegro.
Russia and 12 other former Soviet republics won entry into the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.
Construction began on a 1,776-foot building on the site of the World Trade Center in New York City.
More than 120 tornadoes raked the South and Midwest, resulting in 316 deaths across parts of Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Virginia and Georgia.
President Barack Obama produced a detailed Hawaii birth certificate in an extraordinary attempt to bury the issue of where he was born.