Historical Events in 1827

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  • Jan 1 Dutch Trade Company NHM gets opium monopoly on Java
  • Jan 17 Duke of Wellington appointed British supreme commander
  • Jan 21 Freedom Journal, 1st Black paper, begins publishing
  • Feb 7 Ballet (Deserter) introduced to US at Bowery Theater (NYC)
  • Feb 27 1st Mardi Gras celebration in New Orleans
  • Feb 28 1st commercial railroad in US, Baltimore & Ohio (B&O) chartered
  • 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

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

  • Apr 2 Joseph Dixon begins manufacturing lead pencils
  • Apr 7 English chemist John Walker invents wooden matches

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Apr 10 George Canning becomes British Prime Minister upon the resignation of Robert Jenkinson, lives to serve only 119 days

British Prime Minister George Canning
British Prime Minister
George Canning
British Prime Minister Robert Jenkinson
British Prime Minister
Robert Jenkinson
  • Apr 23 William Rowan Hamilton presents his Theory of systems of rays.
  • Jun 5 Turks capture the Acropolis & take Athens during Greek War of Independence
  • Jul 4 Slavery abolished in NY
  • Jul 23 1st US swimming school opens (Boston Mass)
  • 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

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Sep 21 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 1 The Russian army under Ivan Paskevich storms Yerevan, ending a millennium of Muslim domination in Armenia.

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

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