Today's Date: April 27, 2015
1805 - Naval forces capture Derne, Tripoli; raise U.S. flag over foreign soil.
1813 - U.S. Navy and Army forces capture York (now Toronto), Canada.
1861 - President Lincoln extended blockade of Confederacy to VA and NC ports.
1865 - Body of John Wilkes Booth brought to Washington Navy Yard.
Data retrieved from U.S. Navy