1827 in History

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Events in History

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 1 William Lewis "Old Tige" Cabell, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
  • Jan 2 Peter Semenov of Tian Shan, Russian explorer (d. 1914)
  • Jan 6 John Calvin Brown, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1889)
  • Jan 6 John Wesley Frazer, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), die in 1906
  • Jan 7 Sir Sandford Fleming, Scottish-Canadian engineer; introduced Universal Standard Time (d. 1915)
  • Jan 21 Ivan Mikheevich Pervushin, Russian mathematician (d. 1900)
  • Jan 23 Takamori Saigo, Samurai, leader of Satsuma rebellion (d. 1877)
  • Feb 1 Alphonse de Rothschild, French banker
  • Feb 2 Abner Monroe Perrin, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1864)
  • Feb 2 Oswald Aschenbach, German painter
  • Feb 10 Peter J Savelberg, Dutch Limburgs monastery founder
  • Feb 19 Charles Robert Woods, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1855)
  • Feb 20 Edward Stuyvesant Bragg, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1912)
  • Feb 22 James Barnet Fry, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1894)
  • Feb 24 Charles Davis Jameson, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1862)
  • Feb 27 Richard W Johnson, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1897)
  • Mar 7 Henry DeLamar Clayton, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1889)
  • Mar 8 Wilhelm Bleek, German linguist (d. 1875)
  • 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)
  • Apr 2 William Holman Hunt, Cheapside London, English painter (Light of the World), (d. 1910)
  • Apr 5 Joseph Lister, England, physician (founded aseptic surgery)
  • Apr 8 Ramón Emeterio Betances, Puerto Rican politician, medical doctor and diplomat (d. 1898)
  • Apr 10 Lewis Wallace, Major General (Union volunteers)/author (Ben Hur)
  • Apr 14 Augustus Pitt Rivers, English archaeologist (d. 1900)
  • Apr 16 Octave Crémazie, French Canadian poet (d. 1879)
  • Apr 17 French C Baeckelmans, Flemish architect (St Amanduskerk, Antwerp)
  • Apr 20 John Gibbon, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1896)
  • Apr 22 William Hopkins Morris, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1900)
  • Apr 23 Johann F Ritter von Schulte, German Catholic lawyer
  • Apr 26 Charles Edward Hovey, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • May 4 John Hanning Speke, British explorer (d. 1864)
  • May 7 Francis Engle Patterson, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1862)
  • May 11 Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux, French sculptor and painter (d. 1875)
  • May 16 Petrus J H Cuypers, architect (Amsterdam Museum, Central station)
  • May 19 Paul-Armand Challemel-Lacour, French statesman (d. 1896)
  • May 21 William P. Sprague, American politician from Ohio (d. 1899)
  • May 27 Samuel F. Miller, American politician (d. 1892)
  • May 29 Reuben Lindsay Walker, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1890)
  • Jun 5 Beverly Holcombe Robertson, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
  • Jun 12 Johanna Spyri, Hirzel Switzerland, Swiss children's author (Heidi) (d. 1901)
  • Jun 13 Alberto Henschel, German-Brazilian photographer and businessman (d. 1882)
  • Jul 7 James Murrell Shackelford, Brigadier General (Union volunteers)
  • Jul 7 William Montague Browne, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
  • Jul 17 Frederick A Able, English chemist/inventor (cordiet)
  • Jul 18 Pierre L Goossens, archbishop of Mechelen/Cardinal
  • Jul 19 Mangal Pandey, Indian freedom fighter (d. 1857)
  • Jul 23 Pieter Caland, Dutch hydraulic engineer (New Waterway)
  • Jul 24 Julius Adolph de Lagnel, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1912)
  • Aug 5 Deodoro da Fonseca, first President of Brazil (d. 1892)
  • 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 Grand Duchess Catherine Mikhailovna of Russia (d. 1894)
  • Sep 1 Jacobus J Cremer, painter/author (Overbetuwsche Novellen)
  • Sep 5 Goffredo Mameli, Italian poet and writer (d. 1849)
  • Sep 6 John Morrison Oliver, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • Sep 16 Jean Albert Gaudry, French geologist (d. 1908)
  • Sep 21 Michael Corcoran, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1863)
  • Sep 22 John Grubb Parke, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1900)
  • Sep 24 Henry Warner Slocum, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1894)
  • Sep 30 Carlo A Alfieri, Italian MP (Liberal)
  • Sep 30 Kenner Garrard, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1879)
  • Sep 30 Ellis H. Roberts, American politician (d. 1918)
  • Oct 2 Edmund Jackson Davis, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1883)
  • Oct 14 James Sidney Robinson, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), (d. 1892)
  • Oct 14 Sir William George Granville Venables Vernon Harcourt, British Home Secretary and Chancellor of the Excheque
  • Oct 21 Petrus PM Alberdingk Thijm, Dutch historian/writer
  • Oct 29 Marcellin Berthelot, French chemist (d. 1907)
  • Oct 31 Richard Morris Hunt, American educator (d. 1895)
  • Nov 10 Alfred Howe Terry, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1890)
  • Nov 14 Isaac Wistar, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1905)
  • Nov 17 Petko Slavejkov, Bulgarian writer (d. 1895)
  • Nov 19 Isaac Munroe St John, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1880)
  • Nov 26 Alfred Moore Scales, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1892)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 26 Ellen G. White, American religious leader (Seventh-day Adventist Church), born in Gorham, Maine

Christian Pioneer Ellen G. White
Christian Pioneer
Ellen G. White
  • Nov 30 Constantine P Pobedonostsev, Russian reactionary lawyer/senator
  • Nov 30 Ernest H Baillon, French botanist (History of Plants)
  • Dec 10 Eugene O'Keefe, Canadian businessman and brewer (d. 1913)
  • Dec 16 John A C Oudemans, Dutch geographer/astronomer
  • Dec 23 Wilhelm Freiherr von Tegetthoff, Austrian admiral (Helgoland/Lissa)
  • Dec 28 Robert Latimer McCook, volunteers Brigadier General (Union), (d. 1862)

Weddings in History

  • Jan 4 Naturalist and entomologist Thomas Say (39) secretly weds natural science illustrator Lucy Way Sistare (26)

HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 17 Religious leader Joseph Smith Jr (21) weds church group movement leader Emma Smith (22) in South Bainbridge, New York

Religious Leader Joseph Smith Jr
Religious Leader
Joseph Smith Jr

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

HeartWedding of Interest

May 17 US President Andrew Johnson (18) weds Eliza McCardle (16) in Warrenton, Tennessee

17th US President Andrew Johnson
17th US President
Andrew Johnson

Deaths in History

  • Jan 5 Frederick of York, English duke/bishop/general, dies at 63
  • Feb 17 Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi, Swiss educator, dies at 81

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 27 François Alexandre Frédéric, French social reformer (b. 1747)
  • Apr 2 Ludwig Heinrich Bojanus, German physician and naturalist (b. 1776)
  • Apr 3 Ernst Chladni, German physicist (b. 1756)
  • Apr 22 Thomas Rowlandson, caricaturist, dies
  • May 5 Frederick Augustus I of Saxony (1806-27), dies at 76
  • Jun 26 Christian A Vulpius, German writer (Ornaldo Ornaldini), dies
  • Jun 26 Samuel Crompton, English inventor (mule-jenny), dies at 73
  • Jun 27 Johann Gottfried Eichhorn, German theologian (b. 1754)
  • Jul 14 Augustin-Jean Fresnel, French physicist (b. 1788)
  • Jul 16 Josiah Spode, potter, dies

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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
Poet/Artist
William Blake
  • Aug 27 Ferdinand Trauttmansdorff, Austrian earl/prince/diplomat, dies
  • Sep 18 Robert Pollok, poet, dies
  • Oct 10 Ugo Foscolo, Italian poet, dies at 49
  • Nov 18 Wilhelm Hauff, German writer, dies at 24
  • Nov 24 Harman W Muntinghe, Dutch lawyer and colonial director, dies at 54
  • Nov 28 Dov Baer Schneersohn, Lubavitch leader/author (Imirei Binah), dies