On this day
Beethoven debuts a classic.
Ludwig van Beethoven was famous for composing many a tune, but his classic piano masterpiece "Für Elise" found its way into public consciousness back on April 27th, 1810. It remains a popular choice for piano teachers everywhere!
Sierra Leone became independent.
April 27th is a huge day for Sierra Leoneans, as it marks the beginning of their freedom from British oversight. Once a colony of Great Britain, the African country broke apart from their rule with an independent leader in Sir Milton Margai, all the way back in 1961.
South Africa welcomed fair elections.
For the very first time in its democratic history, South Africa opened general elections to people of all races back on April 27th, 1994. It was a tremendous moment for civil rights after the release of Nelson Mandela, and after more than four decades of Apartheid.
Special Days Falling on April 27thEven if it’s not your birthday or even a big anniversary for you today, there are still a few events and occasions you can get behind at short notice. Here are just a few of our favorites that we think are worth taking note of!
National Teach Your Children to Save Day
Saving money is difficult, but in times like these, clinging onto the pennies is a very big deal! Therefore, why not start your children early on good savings habits and show them what they can achieve by putting a little bit by occasionally? This event is usually backed by financial bodies and there’s bound to be a few creative ideas you can tap into today.
Marine Mammal Rescue Day
Started by Senator Toni Atkins in CA back in 2017, Marine Mammal Rescue Day raises awareness of sea creatures that are at risk of environmental damage and habitat loss. It’s a day for donating to local marine wildlife causes, as well as to learn more about the incredible work that marine rescue teams undertake every day.
Morse Code Day
Before SMS, emoji and DMs, there was Morse code. Invented by Samuel Morse, the telegraph is an invention that’s proved highly useful in delivering complex messages across long distances. Think of it as a precursor to email! Morse Code Day is a celebration of the invention’s importance, and why it still has a place in society today.