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1827Charles Darwin admitted to Christ's College, Cambridge

1827According 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

1827 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 1
Dutch Trade Company NHM gets opium monopoly on Java 
Jan 17
Duke of Wellington appointed British supreme commander 
Jan 21
Freedom Journal, 1st Black paper, begins publishing 
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
Freedom's Journal, 1st Black newspaper, publishes 
Mar 15
University of Toronto is chartered 
Mar 16
1st US black newspaper, "Freedom's Journal" (NYC), begins publishing 
Mar 29
20,000 attend Ludwig von Beethovens burial in Vienna 
Apr 2
Joseph Dixon begins manufacturing lead pencils 
Apr 7
English chemist John Walker invents wooden matches 
Apr 23
William Rowan Hamilton presents his Theory of systems of rays. 
Jun 5
Turks capture the Acropolis & take Athens during Greek War of Independence 
Jul 4
Slavery abolished in NY 
Jul 23
1st US swimming school opens (Boston Mass) 
Aug 10
Race riots in Cincinnati (1,000 blacks leave for Canada) 
Aug 17
Dutch King Willem I/Pope Leo XII sign concord 
Aug 22
José de La Mar becomes President of Peru. 
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. 
Oct 15
Charles Darwin admitted to Christ's College, Cambridge 
Oct 20
Battle at Navarino: Engl/Russ/French fleet beat Turk/Egyptian fleet 
Nov 15
Creek-indians lose all their property in US 
Nov 17
The Delta Phi fraternity, America's oldest continuous social fraternity, was founded at Union College in Schenectady, New York. 
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