Historical Events for Year 1827
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Jan 1st - Dutch Trade Company NHM gets opium monopoly on Java
Jan 17th - Duke of Wellington appointed British supreme commander
Jan 21st - Freedom Journal, 1st Black paper, begins publishing
Feb 7th - Ballet (Deserter) introduced to US at Bowery Theater (NYC)
Feb 27th - 1st Mardi Gras celebration in New Orleans
Feb 28th - 1st commercial railroad in US, Baltimore & Ohio (B&O) chartered
Mar 7th - Shrigley Abduction: Ellen Turner, a wealthy heiress in Cheshire, England is abducted by Edward Gibbon Wakefield, a future politician in colonial New Zealand.
Mar 15th - Freedom's Journal, 1st Black newspaper, publishes
Mar 15th - University of Toronto is chartered
Mar 16th - 1st US black newspaper, "Freedom's Journal" (NYC), begins publishing
Mar 29th - 20,000 attend Ludwig von Beethovens burial in Vienna
Apr 2nd - Joseph Dixon begins manufacturing lead pencils
Apr 7th - English chemist John Walker invents wooden matches
Apr 23rd - William Rowan Hamilton presents his Theory of systems of rays.
Jun 5th - Turks capture the Acropolis & take Athens during Greek War of Independence
Jul 4th - Slavery abolished in NY
Jul 23rd - 1st US swimming school opens (Boston Mass)
Aug 10th - Race riots in Cincinnati (1,000 blacks leave for Canada)
Aug 17th - Dutch King Willem I/Pope Leo XII sign concord
Aug 22nd - José de La Mar becomes President of Peru.
Religious Leader Joseph Smith Jr Sep 21st - 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 1st - The Russian army under Ivan Paskevich storms Yerevan, ending a millennium of Muslim domination in Armenia.
Oct 15th - Charles Darwin admitted to Christ's College, Cambridge
Oct 20th - Battle at Navarino: Engl/Russ/French fleet beat Turk/Egyptian fleet
Nov 15th - Creek-indians lose all their property in US
Nov 17th - The Delta Phi fraternity, America's oldest continuous social fraternity, was founded at Union College in Schenectady, New York.