1827 in History
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 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 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 2 Joseph Dixon begins manufacturing lead pencils
April 7 English chemist John Walker invents wooden matches
June 5 Turks capture Acropolis and takes Athens during Greek War of Independ
July 4 Slavery abolished in NY
July 23 1st U.S. swim school opens (Boston Mass)
August 10 Race riots in Cincinnati (1,000 blacks leave for Canada)
August 17 Dutch King Willem I/Pope Leo XII sign concord
October 15 Charles Darwin reaches Christ's Counsel, Cambridge
October 20 Battle at Navarino: Engl/Russian/French fleet beat Turk/Egyptian fleet
November 15 Creek-indians lose all their property in US