What Happened in August 1827

Historical Events

  • Aug 10 Race riots in Cincinnati (1,000 blacks leave for Canada)
  • Aug 17 Dutch King Willem I/Pope Leo XII sign concord
  • Aug 22 José de La Mar becomes President of Peru

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 5 Deodoro da Fonseca, first President of Brazil (d. 1892)
  • Aug 20 Josef Strauss, Austria, composer (Dorfschwalben aus Austria)
  • Aug 22 Edouard Silas, composer
  • Aug 22 Joseph Anthony Mower, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1870)
  • Aug 22 Ezra Butler Eddy, Canadian businessman, industrialist and politician (d. 1906)
  • Aug 24 Walter Husted Stevens, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1867)
  • Aug 28 Teresa Milanollo, composer
  • Aug 28 Grand Duchess Catherine Mikhailovna of Russia (d. 1894)

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 2 James Hewitt, composer, dies at 57

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Aug 8 George Canning, British Prime Minister (Tory: 1827) and Foreign Secretary, dies in office at 57

British Prime Minister George Canning
British Prime Minister
George Canning

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Aug 12 William Blake, English poet/painter, dies at 69

Poet/Artist William Blake
William Blake
  • Aug 27 Ferdinand Trauttmansdorff, Austrian earl/prince/diplomat, dies