What Happened in 1827

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Historical Events

  • Jan 1 Dutch Trade Company NHM gets opium monopoly on Java
  • Jan 17 Duke of Wellington appointed British supreme commander
  • 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 University of Toronto is chartered
  • Mar 16 First US newspaper, "Freedom's Journal" owned and operated by African Americans begins publishing in New York City
  • Mar 29 20,000 attend Ludwig von Beethovens burial in Vienna
  • Apr 2 US inventor Joseph Dixon of Salem, Massachusetts, begins manufacturing lead pencils
More Historical Events

Did You Know?

1st Mardi Gras celebration in New Orleans

On February 27, 1827


World Leaders in 1827

Famous People in 1827

Famous Weddings

  • Jan 4 Naturalist and entomologist Thomas Say (39) secretly weds natural science illustrator Lucy Way Sistare (26)
  • Jan 17 Religious leader Joseph Smith Jr (21) weds church group movement leader Emma Smith (22) in South Bainbridge, New York
  • Mar 1 Father of U.S. History George Bancroft (26) weds first wife Sarah Dwight
  • May 17 US President Andrew Johnson (18) weds Eliza McCardle (16) in Warrenton, Tennessee