What Happened in August 1828

Historical Events

  • Aug 1 Bolton and Leigh Railway opens to freight traffic.
  • Aug 20 Gioacchino Rossini's opera "Le Comte Ory" premieres in Paris
  • Aug 24 Dutch army takes Fort Du Bus in New Guinea
  • Aug 27 Uruguay gains independence during Brazil-Argentina peace talks
  • Aug 27 The Russians defeat the Turks at the Battle of Akhalzic.

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 2 Manuel Pavía y Rodríguez de Alburquerque, Spanish general (d. 1895)
  • Aug 5 Giovanni Rossi, composer
  • Aug 5 WFAA Louisa/Lovisa, queen of Sweden/Norway/princess of Netherlands
  • Aug 11 Edward Saloman, Gov (Union), (d. 1909)
  • Aug 16 Joseph Bradford Carr, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • Aug 17 George William Warren, composer
  • Aug 17 Jules Bernard Luys, French neurologist (d. 1897)
  • Aug 24 George Hume "Maryland" Steuart, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
  • Aug 26 Erik Anthon Valdemar Siboni, composer
  • Aug 28 William Alexander Hammond, Brigadier General (Union Army), (d. 1900)
  • Aug 31 George Leonard Andrews, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 6 Konstantin von Benckendorff, Russian general and statesman
  • Aug 8 Carl Peter Thunberg, Swedish naturalist (b. 1743)
  • Aug 22 Franz Joseph Gall, German/French physician (phrenology), dies at 70
  • Aug 27 Eise J Eisinga, constructed planetarium at Franeker, dies at 84