On This Day

March 1827 in History

Events in History

  • 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

Birthdays in History

  • Mar 7 Henry DeLamar Clayton, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1889)
  • Mar 8 Wilhelm Bleek, German linguist (Father of Bantu Philology), born in Berlin (d. 1875)
  • Mar 12 John Robert Jones, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1901)
  • Mar 12 William Richard Terry, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1897)
  • Mar 19 Alexander Shaler, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Haddam, Connecticut (d. 1911)

Weddings in History


LoveWedding of Interest

Mar 1 Father of U.S. History George Bancroft (26) weds first wife Sarah Dwight

Father of U.S. History George Bancroft
Father of U.S. History
George Bancroft

Deaths in History

  • Mar 1 Christopher Gore, American lawyer & politician (8th Governor of Massachusetts), dies at 68

Person of interestAlessandro Volta

Mar 5 Alessandro Volta, Italian physicist and inventor of the 1st battery, dies at 82

Physicist and Inventor Alessandro Volta
Physicist and Inventor
Alessandro Volta
  • Mar 5 Pierre-Simon Laplace, French mathematician (b. 1749)
  • Mar 5 Pierre-Simon, marquis de Laplace, French mathematician, astronomer and physicist (stability of the solar system), dies at 77
  • Mar 27 François Alexandre Frédéric, French social reformer (b. 1747)