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TODAY IN HISTORY - 27 APRIL


• 1521 – Filipino natives led by chieftain Lapu-Lapu killed Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan and more than forty Spanish soldiers at the Battle of Mactan.


• 1667 – John Milton, blind and impoverished, sold the copyright of Paradise Lost for £10.

• 1810 – Ludwig van Beethoven composed his "Bagatelle No. 25 in A minor", better known as "Für Elise", one of his most popular compositions.


 
• 1941 – Boris Kidrič and Edvard Kardelj founded the Liberation Front of the Slovene Nation, the main anti-fascist Slovene civil resistance and political organization.




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