On This Day

What Happened on December 27, 1831

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

HMS Beagle with Charles Darwin on board departs England for a survey of South America, a voyage Darwin later said "determined my whole career"

Naturalist Charles Darwin
Charles Darwin

Famous Birthdays

  • Lucius Fairchild, American politician, diplomat, and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Kent, Ohio (d. 1896)
1831 Highlights

About December 27, 1831

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 189 years, 9 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Capricorn