What Happened in 1828

Historical Events

  • Jan 5th 1st edition of Amsterdam General Trade Journal (Algemeen Handelsblad)
  • Feb 18th More than 100 vessels destroyed in a storm, Gibraltar
  • Feb 21st 1st American Indian newspaper in US, "Cherokee Phoenix", published
  • Feb 22nd Russia & Persia sign Peace of Turkmantsjai
  • Feb 28th Franz Grillparzer's "Ein Treuer Diener" premieres in Vienna
  • Mar 24th Philadelphia & Columbia Railway (1st state owned) authorized
  • Apr 4th Casparus van Wooden patents chocolate milk powder (Amsterdam)
  • Apr 11th Foundation of Bahia Blanca.
  • Apr 14th British 18-gun sloop HMS Acorn sinks off Halifax with 115 men aboard

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Apr 14th First American Dictionary: its author Noah Webster registers its copyright for publication

Lexicographer Noah Webster
Noah Webster
  • Apr 20th Frenchman René Caillié is the first non-Muslim to enter Timbuktu, returns to win 10,000 franc prize from Société de Géographie
  • Apr 26th Russia declares war on Turkey to support Greece's independence
  • Apr 27th Zoological Gardens at Regent's Park London, opens

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May 19th U.S. President John Quincy Adams signs the Tariff of 1828/Tariff of Abominations into law to protect industry in the North

6th US President John Quincy Adams
6th US President
John Quincy Adams
  • May 26th Mysterious feral child Kaspar Hauser is discovered wandering the streets of Nuremberg.

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Jun 13th Simon Bolívar proclaimed dictator

Military and Political Leader Simon Bolívar
Military and Political Leader
Simon Bolívar
  • Jul 4th Construction begins on B & O (Baltimore-Ohio) 1st US passenger RR
  • Aug 1st Bolton and Leigh Railway opens to freight traffic.
  • Aug 20th Gioacchino Rossini's opera "Le Comte Ory" premieres in Paris
  • Aug 24th Dutch army takes Fort Du Bus in New Guinea
  • Aug 27th Uruguay gains independence during Brazil-Argentina peace talks
  • Aug 27th The Russians defeat the Turks at the Battle of Akhalzic.
  • Oct 7th The Greek city of Patras is liberated by the French expeditionary force in Peloponnese under General Maison.
  • Oct 25th The St Katharine Docks opened in London.

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Dec 3rd Andrew Jackson elected 7th US President

US President & General Andrew Jackson
US President & General
Andrew Jackson
  • Dec 19th South Carolina declares right of states to nullify federal laws
  • Dec 28th 6.8 earthquake strikes Echigo Japan, 30,000 killed

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 105

  • Jan 3rd Karl Collan, Finnish composer
  • Jan 5th August Valentine Kautz, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1895)
  • Jan 10th Herman Koeckemann, German Catholic prelate (d. 1892)
  • Jan 17th Lewis Addison Grant, Bvt Mjr General (Union volunteers), (d. 1918)
  • Jan 17th Eduard Remenyi, Hungarian violinist (d. 1898)
  • Jan 23rd Calvin Edward Pratt, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1896)
  • Jan 24th Adam Jacoby Slemmer, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1868)
  • Jan 24th Ferdinand J Cohn, German botanist/publicist
  • Jan 24th Karol Studzinski, composer
  • Jan 26th Johan T Buys, Dutch lawyer
  • Jan 27th Louis Schubert, composer
  • Jan 27th Samuel Allen Rice, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1864)
  • Jan 28th Michel Abeloos, Flemish sculptor
  • Jan 28th Thomas Carmichael Hindman, Mjr Gen (Confederate Army), (d. 1868)
  • Feb 8th Antonio Cagnoni, composer

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Feb 8th Jules Verne, writer "Father of Science Fiction" (Around the World in 80 days), born in Nantes, France

Novelist Jules Verne
Jules Verne
  • Feb 12th George Meredith, England, poet/novelist (Shaving of Shagpat)
  • Feb 12th Robert Ransom Jr, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1892)
  • Feb 14th Edmond François Valentin About, French writer (d. 1885)
  • Feb 15th Johan H van Dale, schoolmaster (New Dutch Language Dictionary)
  • Feb 19th Johannes von Miquel, German politician
  • Feb 22nd Robert Alexander Cameron, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), (d. 1894)
  • Feb 29th Antonio Guzman Blanco, president Venezuela
  • Mar 1st James Fleming Fagan, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1893)
  • Mar 1st Vittorio Bersezio, [Carlo Nugelli], Italian playwright
  • Mar 2nd Jefferson Columbus Davis, Bvt Mjr General (Union Army), (d. 1879)
  • Mar 4th Elisha Franklin "Bull" Paxton, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
  • Mar 5th Johann Gungl, composer
  • Mar 17th Patrick Ronayne Cleburne, Major General (Confederate Army)
  • Mar 18th William Randal Cremer, English politician and pacifist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1908)
  • Mar 20th Henrik Ibsen, Norway, playwright (Peer Gynt, Hedda Gabler)
  • Apr 4th Margaret Oliphant, Scotland, novelist/biographer (Beleaguered City)
  • Apr 5th Pietro Plantania, composer
  • Apr 6th Charles William Field, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1892)
  • Apr 8th George Baird Hodge, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
  • Apr 13th Joseph B Lightfoot, English theologist/bishop of Durham
  • Apr 21st Hippolyte Taine, French philosopher/historian (Voyage in Italy)
  • Apr 22nd Guilherme Antonio Cossoul, composer
  • Apr 23rd Albert FA, king of Saxon (1873-1902)
  • Apr 24th Robert Brank Vance, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1899)
  • Apr 27th Gerben Colmjon, Dutch Frisian linguist/publisher
  • May 2nd Désiré Charnay, French archaeologist (d. 1915)
  • May 8th Jean Henri Dunant, Switz, writer/founder (Red Cross, YMCA, Nobel 1901)
  • May 8th Sharbel Makhluf, Lebanese monk (d. 1898)
  • May 12th Gabriel Dante Rossetti, England, poet/painter, Pre-Raphaelite figure
  • May 13th Josephine Elizabeth Butler, social reformer
  • May 19th Adin Ballou Underwood, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • May 20th James William Reilly, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1905)
  • May 23rd Edward Hitchcock, America's 1st prof of physical ed (Amherst College)
  • May 28th Alpheus Baker, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1891)
  • May 28th Bartel Wilton, machinefabrikant/ship builder
  • Jun 2nd James Cutler Dunn Parker, composer
  • Jun 3rd Jean Alexander Ferdinand Poise, composer
  • Jun 3rd Jose Inzenga y Castellanos, composer
  • Jun 4th Alexander William Campbell, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
  • Jun 9th Carlo Marsili, composer
  • Jun 17th Jan K J de Jonge, Dutch historian
  • Jun 27th Junius Daniel, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1864)
  • Jul 3rd John Austin Wharton, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1865)
  • Jul 4th James Johnston Pettigrew, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
  • Jul 4th Theodor W Ahlwardt, German orientalist
  • Jul 5th Paul J C Gabriel, painter/water colors painter/etcher
  • Jul 9th Luigi Oreglia di Santo Stefano, Italian Catholic churchman (d. 1913)
  • Jul 12th Nikolai Chernyshevsky, Russian philosopher (d. 1889)
  • Jul 19th Roger Atkinson Pryor, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1919)
  • Jul 21st John Rutter Brooke, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • Jul 23rd Jonathan Hutchinson, surgeon/scientist
  • Jul 29th Cuvier Grover, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1885)
  • Jul 31st Francois Auguste Gevaert, Belgian composer (Le diable au moulin)
  • Aug 2nd Manuel Pavía y Rodríguez de Alburquerque, Spanish general (d. 1895)
  • Aug 5th Giovanni Rossi, composer
  • Aug 5th WFAA Louisa/Lovisa, queen of Sweden/Norway/princess of Netherlands
  • Aug 11th Edward Saloman, Gov (Union), (d. 1909)
  • Aug 16th Joseph Bradford Carr, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • Aug 17th George William Warren, composer
  • Aug 17th Jules Bernard Luys, French neurologist (d. 1897)
  • Aug 24th George Hume "Maryland" Steuart, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
  • Aug 26th Erik Anthon Valdemar Siboni, composer
  • Aug 28th William Alexander Hammond, Brigadier General (Union Army), (d. 1900)
  • Aug 31st George Leonard Andrews, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • Sep 8th Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)

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Sep 9th Leo Tolstoy [Lev Nikolayevich], Russian novelist (War and Peace), born in Yasnaya Polyana, Russia

Novelist Leo Tolstoy
Leo Tolstoy
  • Sep 15th Aleksandr Mikhailovich Butlerov, Russian chemist (d. 1886)
  • Sep 19th Fridolin Anderwert, Swiss Federal Councilor (d. 1880)
  • Sep 28th Friedrich A Lange, Prussia, philosopher/socialist (Neo-Kantianism)
  • Oct 2nd Charles Floquet, French statesman (d. 1896)
  • Oct 3rd Woldemar Bargiel, composer
  • Oct 8th Francisque Sarcey, French writer/critic
  • Oct 10th Samuel J. Randall, Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (d. 1890)
  • Oct 19th Adolfo Fumagalli, composer
  • Oct 23rd Turner Ashby, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1862)
  • Oct 27th Jacob Dolson Cox, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1900)
  • Nov 2nd Byron Grimes, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1880)
  • Nov 7th Ludwig Deppe, composer
  • Nov 14th James Birdseye MacPherson, Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), (d. 1864)
  • Nov 21st William McComb, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1918)
  • Nov 25th Franjo Racki, Croatian historian/politician
  • Nov 26th René Goblet, French politician (d. 1905)
  • Nov 30th Jedediah Hotchkiss, Engineer (Confederate Army), (d. 1899)
  • Dec 8th Clinton Bowen Fisk, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1890)

Famous Weddings

  • Feb 25th 6th US President John Quincy Adam's son John marries in the White House

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 9th Pieter 't Hoen, Dutch journalist/patriot (Neder-Rhijn), dies at 83
  • Jan 10th François de Neufchâteau, French statesman and intellectual figure (b. 1750)
  • Jan 13th Alexandre-Auguste Robineau, composer, dies at 80
  • Jan 31st Alexandros Ypsilanti, Greek resistance fighter, dies at 35
  • Feb 2nd Frederik Sigismund earl of Bylandt, vice-admiral, dies at 78
  • Mar 8th Johann Anton Sulzer, composer, dies at 75
  • Apr 12th Jean Henri Appelius, Dutch lawyer/minister of Finance, dies at 60
  • Apr 16th Francisco Goya y Lucientes, Spanish painter/cartoonist, dies at 82
  • Apr 25th John Goldberg, Dutch patriot/statesman, dies at 64
  • May 28th Daikokuya Kōdayū, Japanese castaway (b. 1751)
  • Jun 11th Dugald Stewart, Scot philosopher (Scottish common sense), dies at 74
  • Jun 14th Karl August, grand duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, dies (b. 1757)
  • Jun 15th Brizio Petrucci, composer, dies at 91
  • Jul 15th Jean Antoine Houdon, French sculptor (b. 1741)
  • Jul 27th Gilbert Charles Stuart, painter, dies
  • Aug 6th Konstantin von Benckendorff, Russian general and statesman
  • Aug 8th Carl Peter Thunberg, Swedish naturalist (b. 1743)
  • Aug 22nd Franz Joseph Gall, German/French physician (phrenology), dies at 70
  • Aug 27th Eise J Eisinga, constructed planetarium at Franeker, dies at 84
  • Sep 4th Cornelis Stevens, Belgian RC foreman/polemist, dies at 80
  • Sep 10th Count d'Andreossi, French general/parliament leader, dies at 67
  • Sep 22nd Shaka, South African Zulu king, dies
  • Oct 3rd Josephus Andreas Fodor, composer, dies at 77
  • Nov 5th Maria Fyodorovna of Russia, second wife of Tsar Paul I of Russia (b. 1759)

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Nov 19th Franz Schubert, Austrian composer (Die schöne Müllerin), dies at 31 from typhoid fever

Composer Franz Schubert
Franz Schubert
  • Dec 2nd Simon Paap, Dutch 56 cm long dwarf/cabaret artist, dies at 39
  • Dec 4th Robert Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1770)
  • Dec 22nd Rachel Jackson, wife of 7th US President Andrew Jackson, dies of heart failure
  • Dec 22nd William Hyde Wollaston, English chemist (b. 1766)
  • Dec 30th Waldemar Thrane, composer, dies at 38