On this day, April 27th…. Events - 1810 – Beethoven composes Für Elise. 1840 – Foundation stone for new Palace of Westminster, London, is laid by wife of Sir Charles Barry. 1865 – The New York State Senate creates Cornell University as the state's land grant institution. 1956 - Heavyweight champ, Rocky Marciano, retires undefeated from boxing 1974 – Ten thousand march in Washington, D.C., calling for the impeachment of U.S. President Richard Nixon 1992 – Betty Boothroyd becomes the first woman to be elected Speaker of the British House of Commons in its 700-year history. 2002 – The last successful telemetry from the NASA space probe Pioneer 10. 2006 – Construction begins on the Freedom Tower (later renamed One World Trade Center) in New York City. Births - 1791 – Samuel Morse, American painter and inventor, co-invented the Morse code 1822 – Ulysses S. Grant, American general and politician, 18th President of the United States 1927 - Wife of Martin Luther King, Jr. , Coretta Scott King was born Coretta Scott in Marion, Alabama 1932 - Iconic radio host Casey Kasem was born Kemal Amin Kasem in Detroit, Michigan 1981 – Xerox PARC introduces the computer mouse. 2016 - The world's first software that truly allows anyone to create amazing games regardless of technical skill, Buildbox 2, is born.