On This Day

What Happened in August 1827

Historical Events

  • Aug 10 Race riots in Cincinnati (1,000 blacks leave for Canada)
  • Aug 17 Dutch King Willem I and Pope Leo XII sign concord
  • Aug 22 José de La Mar becomes President of Peru

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 5 Deodoro da Fonseca, Brazilian military officer and first President of Brazil (1889-91), born in Vila Madalena, Brazil (d. 1892)
  • Aug 20 Josef Strauss, Austrian composer (Dorfschwalben aus Austria), born in Mariahilf, Austria (d. 1870)
  • Aug 22 Edouard Silas, Dutch composer, born in Amsterdam (d. 1909)
  • Aug 22 Joseph Anthony Mower, American Major General (Union Army), born in Woodstock, Vermont (d. 1870)
  • Aug 22 Ezra Butler Eddy, Canadian businessman (E.B. Eddy Company) and politician, born in Vermont (d. 1906)
  • Aug 24 Walter Husted Stevens, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Penn Yan, New York (d. 1867)
  • Aug 28 Teresa Milanollo, Italian composer, born in Savigliano, Italy (d. 1904)
  • Aug 28 Grand Duchess Catherine Mikhailovna of Russia, born in St. Petersburg, Russia (d. 1894)

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 2 James Hewitt, American composer and conductor, dies at 57

George Canning

Aug 8 George Canning, British Prime Minister (Tory: 1827) and Foreign Secretary, dies in office at 57

William Blake

Aug 12 William Blake, English poet and artist (Songs of Innocence & Experience), dies at 69

  • Aug 27 Ferdinand Trauttmansdorff, Austrian earl/prince/diplomat, dies