Historical Events in 1827

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  • Jan 1st Dutch Trade Company NHM gets opium monopoly on Java
  • Jan 17th Duke of Wellington appointed British supreme commander
  • Jan 21st Freedom Journal, 1st Black paper, begins publishing
  • Feb 7th Ballet (Deserter) introduced to US at Bowery Theater (NYC)
  • Feb 27th 1st Mardi Gras celebration in New Orleans
  • Feb 28th 1st commercial railroad in US, Baltimore & Ohio (B&O) chartered
  • Mar 7th Shrigley Abduction: Ellen Turner, a wealthy heiress in Cheshire, England is abducted by Edward Gibbon Wakefield, a future politician in colonial New Zealand.
  • Mar 15th Freedom's Journal, 1st Black newspaper, publishes
  • Mar 15th University of Toronto is chartered
  • Mar 16th 1st US black newspaper, "Freedom's Journal" (NYC), begins publishing

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

  • Apr 2nd Joseph Dixon begins manufacturing lead pencils
  • Apr 7th English chemist John Walker invents wooden matches
  • Apr 23rd William Rowan Hamilton presents his Theory of systems of rays.
  • Jun 5th Turks capture the Acropolis & take Athens during Greek War of Independence
  • Jul 4th Slavery abolished in NY
  • Jul 23rd 1st US swimming school opens (Boston Mass)
  • Aug 10th Race riots in Cincinnati (1,000 blacks leave for Canada)
  • Aug 17th Dutch King Willem I/Pope Leo XII sign concord
  • Aug 22nd José de La Mar becomes President of Peru.

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Sep 21st According to Joseph Smith Jr., the angel Moroni gave him a record of gold plates, one-third of which Joseph translated into The Book of Mormon

Religious Leader Joseph Smith Jr
Religious Leader
Joseph Smith Jr
  • Oct 1st The Russian army under Ivan Paskevich storms Yerevan, ending a millennium of Muslim domination in Armenia.

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Oct 15th Charles Darwin admitted to Christ's College, Cambridge

Naturalist Charles Darwin
Charles Darwin
  • Oct 20th Battle at Navarino: Engl/Russ/French fleet beat Turk/Egyptian fleet
  • Nov 15th Creek-indians lose all their property in US
  • Nov 17th The Delta Phi fraternity, America's oldest continuous social fraternity, was founded at Union College in Schenectady, New York.