On This Day

January 1827 in History

Events in History

  • Jan 1 Dutch Trade Company NHM gets opium monopoly on Java
  • Jan 17 Duke of Wellington appointed British supreme commander

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 1 William Lewis "Old Tige" Cabell, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
  • Jan 2 Peter Semenov of Tian Shan, Russian explorer (d. 1914)
  • Jan 6 John Calvin Brown, Major General (Confederate Army), born in Giles County, Tennessee (d. 1889)
  • Jan 6 John Wesley Frazer, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Hardin County, Tennessee (d. 1906)
  • Jan 7 Sir Sandford Fleming, Scottish-Canadian engineer; introduced Universal Standard Time (d. 1915)
  • Jan 21 Ivan Mikheevich Pervushin, Russian mathematician (d. 1900)
  • Jan 23 Saigō Takamori, Japanese samurai & leader of Satsuma rebellion, born in Kajiyacho, Japan (d. 1877)

Weddings in History

  • Jan 4 Naturalist and entomologist Thomas Say (39) secretly weds natural science illustrator Lucy Way Sistare (26)

LoveWedding of Interest

Jan 17 Religious leader Joseph Smith Jr (21) weds church group movement leader Emma Smith (22) in South Bainbridge, New York

Religious Leader Joseph Smith
Religious Leader
Joseph Smith

Deaths in History

  • Jan 5 Frederick of York, English duke/bishop/general, dies at 63