Historical Events in 1828

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

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

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

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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.

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Jun 13 Simon Bolívar proclaimed dictator

Military and Political Leader Simon Bolívar
Military and Political Leader
Simon Bolívar
  • Jul 4 Construction begins on B & O (Baltimore-Ohio) 1st US passenger RR
  • 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.
  • Oct 7 The Greek city of Patras is liberated by the French expeditionary force in Peloponnese under General Maison.
  • Oct 25 The St Katharine Docks opened in London.

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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