What Happened in December 1828

Historical Events


Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Dec 3 Andrew Jackson elected 7th US President

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Dec 8 Clinton Bowen Fisk, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1890)
  • Dec 8 Robert Bullock, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1905)
  • Dec 16 John Beatty, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1914)
  • Dec 23 Mathilde Wesendonk, German writer/poet (Tagebuchblatter)
  • Dec 28 Karl L Kahlbaum, German psychiatrist (katatonie)
  • Dec 30 Mark Perrin Lowrey, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1885)

Famous Deaths

  • Dec 2 Simon Paap, Dutch 56 cm long dwarf/cabaret artist, dies at 39

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Dec 4 Robert Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (Tory: 1812-27), dies of a stroke at 58

British Prime Minister Robert Jenkinson
British Prime Minister
Robert Jenkinson
  • Dec 22 Rachel Jackson, wife of 7th US President Andrew Jackson, dies of heart failure
  • Dec 22 William Hyde Wollaston, English chemist (b. 1766)
  • Dec 30 Waldemar Thrane, composer, dies at 38