Events in History 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
  • Apr 2 US inventor Joseph Dixon of Salem, Massachusetts, begins manufacturing lead pencils
  • Apr 7 English chemist John Walker invents wooden matches

Event of Interest

Apr 10 George Canning becomes British Prime Minister upon the resignation of Robert Jenkinson, lives to serve only 119 days

  • Apr 23 Irish mathematician and astronomer William Rowan Hamilton presents his Theory of Systems of Rays
  • Jun 5 Turks capture the Acropolis and take Athens during the Greek War of Independence
  • Jul 4 Slavery abolished in New York
  • 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

Event of Interest

Sep 21 According to Joseph Smith Jr., the angel Moroni gave him a record of gold plates, one-third of which Joseph translated into The Book of Mormon

  • Oct 1 The Russian army under Ivan Paskevich storms Yerevan, ending a millennium of Muslim domination in Armenia

Event of Interest

Oct 15 Charles Darwin admitted to Christ's College, Cambridge

  • Oct 20 Naval Battle of Navarino (off the Peloponnese coast): English, Russian, French combined fleet beat a Turkish and Egyptian force, paving the way for Greek independence
  • Oct 22 German chemist Friedrich Wöhler is the first to isolate pure aluminium
  • Nov 15 Creek-indians lose all their property in US
  • Nov 17 The Delta Phi fraternity, America's oldest continuous social fraternity, founded at Union College in Schenectady, New York