A Tornado leaves a path of devastation after as it  hits Pratt City just north of downtown Birmingham on Wednesday, April 27, 2011, in Birmingham, Ala.   The widespread destruction caused Gov. Robert Bentley to declare a state of emergency by midday, saying tornadoes, severe thunderstorms, hail, and straight-line winds caused damage to "numerous homes and businesses" in Alabama. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

Today in History: April 27

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Today is Wednesday, April 27, the 118th day of 2016. There are 248 days left in the year.

In 1989, Lucille Ball died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles at age 77. (AP Photo)

Today in History: April 26

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Today is Tuesday, April 26, the 117th day of 2016. There are 249 days left in the year.