March 1827 in History

Events in History

  • 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

Birthdays in History

  • 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)

Weddings in History


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

Deaths in History


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)