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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Lexicographer Noah Webster
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, Scotland, novelist/biographer (Beleaguered City)
  • Apr 5 Pietro Plantania, composer
  • Apr 6 Charles William Field, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1892)
  • Apr 8 George Baird Hodge, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
  • Apr 13 Joseph B Lightfoot, English theologist/bishop of Durham
  • Apr 21 Hippolyte Taine, French philosopher/historian (Voyage in Italy)
  • Apr 22 Guilherme Antonio Cossoul, composer
  • Apr 23 Albert FA, king of Saxon (1873-1902)
  • Apr 24 Robert Brank Vance, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1899)
  • Apr 27 Gerben Colmjon, Dutch Frisian linguist/publisher

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 12 Jean Henri Appelius, Dutch lawyer/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