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April 27: This Day That Year

April 27

- 1859 - Emigrant ship "Pomona" sinks in North Atlantic sea drowning all 400 aboard.

- 1908 - London: 4th modern Olympic games opens.

- 1940 - Himmler orders to establish Auschwitz Concentration Camp.

- 1956 - Rocky Marciano, retires undefeated from boxing.

- 1981 - Computer mouse introduced by Xerox PARC.

- 1989 - Hurricane in Bangladesh kills 500.

- 1994 - South Africa: It's first democratic general election in which black citizens could vote.

- 2006 - USA: Construction begins on the Freedom Tower (renamed One World Trade Center) in New York City.

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