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What Happened in 1827

Historical Events in 1827

  • 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

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1st Mardi Gras celebration in New Orleans

On February 27, 1827

Famous People in 1827

World Leaders in 1827

Famous Weddings in 1827

  • 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

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