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Flashback to April 27 – Photos from this day in history

by | 27th, April 2012

APRIL 27 On this day in history…


This map drawing of the area in which the United States’ spring H-bomb tests will take place in the Pacific Ocean, shown April 27, 1956. The distance of the islands of Eniwetok and Bikini from Japan, Guam, New Guinea and Hawaii is noted. The islands are in a vast danger zone which has been established. It covers more than 420,000 square miles. Precautions have been taken to avoid any repetition of incidents like the one during the last hydrogen bomb test. A Japanese fishing boat unwittingly came within range of the fallout. Illness and death among the crew, which the Japanese attributed to the effects of the fallout, brought strong reaction. Protests over the new tests have been made both in the United States and aboard. (AP Photo/Ed Gunder)


Marilyn Monroe poses in a scene from the movie “Something’s Got to Give.” on April 27, 1962. The movie was never completed and Monroe was fired from the set in July 1962. (AP Photo)

College students Susie Bohn, left, Anne McKee and an unidentified friend model mail order disposable paper dresses manufactured by Scott Paper Co., on their visit to Bermuda on April 27, 1966. The dresses are made of layers of paper with rayon scrim in between. Bohn, who is wearing the black and white Op Art design, transformed McKee’s bandana-patterned paper dress into a halter top, hula skirt and headband. (AP Photo)

This aerial photo shows long lines of people queuing outside the polling station in the black township of Soweto, in the southwest suburbs of Johannesburg, Wednesday, April 27, 1994. The majority of South Africa’s 22 million voters were voting in the nation’s first all-race elections. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)

Jubilant student marchers, arms lined, pass under a bridge lined with local supporters, Thursday, April 27, 1989, Beijing, China. Students in the ten of thousands from several Beijing schools demonstrated in defiance of a government ban. (AP Photo/Mark Avery)

Spectators watch a soccer match on a sports field in the besieged Muslim enclave of Srebrenica on Sunday, April 27, 1993. U.N.-Canadian troop are in the city to manage a ceasefire agreement. New sanctions against Yugoslavia took effect on Tuesday, aimed at forcing Yugoslav leaders to use their influence to end aggression by Bosnian Serbs. (AP Photo)

Tamba, the educated chimp, who costars with Johnny Weissmuller in a jungle film series for Columbia, now must retire to await motherhood, after five years as a movie celebrity. Here, veterinarian Henry Tyndall, April 27, 1954 in Hollywood examines the chimp and confirms the forthcoming blessed event. (AP Photo)

The first plane to make westward trans-Atlantic flight, is welcomed at Lake Ste. Agnes, Que in Canada on April 27, 1928 after non-stop flight in the Ford Relief plane. Crew of Bremen. (AP Photo)

Apollo 16 astronauts, from left wearing white suits, Thomas Mattingly, John Young and Charles Duke, pose for photographs by Navy Frogmen in rubber raft after leaving spaceship, left, in the Pacific Ocean on Thursday, April 27, 1972. The successful splashdown of their spacecraft was made precisely on time, within one mile of the recovery ship, USS Ticonderoga.

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