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1827 was 44 years before the founding of the City of Birmingham and eight years after Alabama became a state.






In 1827, Freedom's Journal, the first African-American owned and published newspaper in the United States, was founded in New York City by John Russwurm. Lord Liverpool was succeeded by George Canning as British Prime Minister, who died shortly thereafter and was succeeded by F. J. Robinson, 1st Viscount Goderich. J. J. Audubon began publishing Birds of America.

Notable births in 1827 included surgeon Joseph Lister, artist Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux, photographer Alberto Henschel, author Ellen G. White, and religious reformer Jain Acharya Rajendrasuri. Notable deaths included heir-presumptive to the British throne Prince Frederick, Duke of York and Albany; mathematician and astronomer Pierre-Simon Laplace; physicist Alessandro Volta; composer Ludwig van Beethoven; physicist Augustin-Jean Fresnel; and poet and painter William Blake.

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