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APRIL 27

1896 Rogers Hornsby (Texas-born Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Texas Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame
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1907 Tornado Kills 7 in Hemming, Texas, Destroying All But One Building in Town Texas Tornado Death Texas State Historical Association
1947 An Ailing Babe Ruth Is Honored at Yankee Stadium Babe Ruth Baseball Hall of Fame New York Yankees New York Times
1956 Rocky Marciano Retires As Undefeated World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Rocky Marciano International Boxing Hall of Fame The New York Times
1983 Nolan Ryan Surpasses Walter Johnson's Career Strikeout Record Nolan Ryan Baseball Hall of Fame Walter Johnson Baseball Hall of Fame Baseball Library
1992 Zambia's National Soccer Team Perishes in Air Crash Off the Coast of Gabon Zambia Soccer Air Disasters Death CNN

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