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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1827 AD

January

January 1: Dutch Trade Company NHM gets opium monopoly on Java
January 17: Duke of Wellington appointed British supreme commander
January 21: Freedom Journal, 1st Black paper, begins publishing

February

February 7: Ballet (Deserter) introduced to U.S. at Bowery Theater (New York City)
February 27: 1st Mardi Gras celebration in New Orleans
February 28: 1st commercial railroad in U.S., Baltimore and Ohio (B&O) chartered

March

March 15: Freedom's Journal, 1st Black newspaper, publishes
March 15: University of Toronto is chartered
March 16: 1st U.S. black newspaper, "Freedom's Journal" (New York City), begins publishing
March 29: 20,000 attend Ludwig von Beethovens burial in Vienna

April

April 2: Joseph Dixon begins manufacturing lead pencils
April 7: English chemist John Walker invents wooden matches

June

June 5: Turks capture Acropolis and takes Athens during Greek War of Independ

July

July 4: Slavery abolished in NY
July 23: 1st U.S. swim school opens (Boston Mass)

August

August 10: Race riots in Cincinnati (1,000 blacks leave for Canada)
August 17: Dutch King Willem I/Pope Leo XII sign concord

October

October 15: Charles Darwin reaches Christ's Counsel, Cambridge
October 20: Battle at Navarino: Engl/Russian/French fleet beat Turk/Egyptian fleet

November

November 15: Creek-indians lose all their property in US
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