What Happened in March 1827

Historical Events

  • Mar 7 Shrigley Abduction: Ellen Turner, a wealthy heiress in Cheshire, England is abducted by Edward Gibbon Wakefield, a future politician in colonial New Zealand.
  • Mar 15 Freedom's Journal, 1st Black newspaper, publishes
  • Mar 15 University of Toronto is chartered
  • Mar 16 1st US black newspaper, "Freedom's Journal" (NYC), begins publishing

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 29 20,000 attend Ludwig von Beethovens burial in Vienna


Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 7 Henry DeLamar Clayton, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1889)
  • Mar 8 Wilhelm Bleek, German linguist (d. 1875)
  • Mar 11 Septimus Winner, composer
  • Mar 12 John Robert Jones, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1901)
  • Mar 12 William Richard Terry, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1897)
  • Mar 19 Alexander Shaler, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1911)
  • Mar 26 Emanuel Kania, composer

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Mar 1 Father of U.S. History George Bancroft (26) weds first wife Sarah Dwight

Father of U.S. History George Bancroft
Father of U.S. History
George Bancroft

Famous Deaths


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 5 Alessandro Volta, Italian physicist and inventor of the 1st battery, dies at 82

Physicist and Inventor Alessandro Volta
Physicist and Inventor
Alessandro Volta
  • Mar 5 Pierre-Simon Laplace, French mathematician (b. 1749)
  • Mar 9 Franz Xaver Gerl, composer, dies at 62

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 26 Ludwig van Beethoven, German composer (Appassionata), dies at 56

  • Mar 27 François Alexandre Frédéric, French social reformer (b. 1747)