On This Day

What Happened in April 1828

Historical Events

  • Apr 4 Casparus van Wooden patents chocolate milk powder (Amsterdam)
  • Apr 11 Foundation of Bahia Blanca, Argentina
  • 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 in London opens

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 4 Margaret Oliphant, Scottish novelist and biographer (Beleaguered City), born in Wallyford, Scotland (d. 1897)
  • Apr 5 Pietro Platania, Italian composer, born in Catania, Italy (d. 1907)
  • Apr 6 Charles William Field, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1892)
  • Apr 8 George Baird Hodge, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Fleming County, Kentucky (d. 1892)
  • Apr 13 J. B. Lightfoot, English theologist and bishop of Durham, born in Liverpool, Lancashire (d. 1889)
  • Apr 21 Hippolyte Taine, French philosopher and historian (Voyage in Italy), born in Vouziers, Ardennes, France (d. 1893)
  • Apr 22 Guilherme Cossoul, Portuguese composer, born in Lisbon, Portugal (d. 1880)
  • Apr 23 Albert, King of Saxony (1873-1902), born in Dresden, Germany (d. 1902)
  • Apr 24 Robert Brank Vance, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from North Carolina (1873-85), born in Buncombe, North Carolina (d. 1899)
  • Apr 27 Gerben Colmjon, Frisian linguist and publisher, born in Leeuwarden, Netherlands (d. 1884)

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 12 Jean Henri Appelius, Dutch lawyer and politician (Minister of Finance), dies at 60
  • Apr 16 Francisco Goya y Lucientes, Spanish painter/cartoonist, dies at 82
  • Apr 25 John Goldberg, Dutch patriot/statesman, dies at 64