What Happened in May 1828

Historical Events

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May 19 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 26 Mysterious feral child Kaspar Hauser is discovered wandering the streets of Nuremberg.

Famous Birthdays

  • May 2 Désiré Charnay, French archaeologist (d. 1915)
  • May 8 Jean Henri Dunant, Switz, writer/founder (Red Cross, YMCA, Nobel 1901)
  • May 8 Sharbel Makhluf, Lebanese monk (d. 1898)
  • May 12 Gabriel Dante Rossetti, England, poet/painter, Pre-Raphaelite figure
  • May 13 Josephine Elizabeth Butler, social reformer
  • May 19 Adin Ballou Underwood, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • May 20 James William Reilly, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1905)
  • May 23 Edward Hitchcock, America's 1st prof of physical ed (Amherst College)
  • May 28 Alpheus Baker, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1891)
  • May 28 Bartel Wilton, machinefabrikant/ship builder

Famous Deaths

  • May 28 Daikokuya Kōdayū, Japanese castaway (b. 1751)