Monarchists.Wiki:Selected anniversaries/April 27
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- 395 – Aelia Eudoxia married Byzantine emperor Arcadius without the knowledge or consent of Rufinus, the Praetorian prefect who had intended for his own daughter to wed the emperor.
- 629 – Shahrbaraz usurped the throne of the Sasanian Empire from Ardashir III, but was himself deposed only forty days later.
- 1296 – In the first battle of the First War of Scottish Independence, the English defeated the Scots near Dunbar, Scotland.
- 1521 – Filipino natives led by chieftain Lapu-Lapu killed Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan at the Battle of Mactan (pictured).
- 1522 – Italian War of 1521–26: The combined forces of Spain and the Papal States defeated a French and Venetian army at the Battle of Bicocca.
- 1565 – Conquistador Miguel López de Legazpi and 500 armed soldiers established the first Spanish settlement in the Philippines, Cebu.
- 1650 – Wars of the Three Kingdoms: The Covenanters defeated an invading Royalist army at the Battle of Carbisdale near the village of Culrain, Scotland.
- 1777 – American Revolutionary War: British Army regulars defeated Patriot militias in the Battle of Ridgefield, galvanizing resistance in the Connecticut Colony.
- 1909 – After the government was restored following the 31 March Incident and the Adana massacre, Abdul Hamid II, the last Sultan of the Ottoman Empire to rule with absolute power, was overthrown by Mehmed V.
- 1945 – The photograph Raising the Flag on the Three-Country Cairn was taken after German troops withdrew to Norway on the last day of the Second World War in Finland.