On This Day

What Happened in August 1828

Historical Events

  • Aug 1 Bolton and Leigh Railway opens to freight traffic.

Music Premiere

Aug 20 Gioachino Rossini's opera "Le Comte Ory" premieres in Paris

  • Aug 20 Hindi reform movement Brahmo Samaj founded by Ram Mohan Roy and Dwarkanath Tagore in Calcutta
  • 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.

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 2 Manuel Pavía y Rodríguez de Alburquerque, Spanish general, born in Cadiz, Spain (d. 1895)
  • Aug 5 Giovanni Rossi, Italian composer, born in Borgo San Donnino, Parma (d. 1886)
  • Aug 5 Louisa of the Netherlands, Dutch queen consort of Sweden and Norway and princess of the Netherlands, born in the Hague (d. 1871)
  • Aug 11 Edward Saloman, American politician, Governor of Wisconsin (1862-64), born in Ströbeck, Prussian Saxony (d. 1909)
  • Aug 16 Joseph Bradford Carr, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Albany, New York (d. 1895)
  • Aug 17 George William Warren, American composer and organist, born in Albany, New York (d. 1902)
  • Aug 17 Jules Bernard Luys, French neurologist (d. 1897)
  • Aug 24 George Hume "Maryland" Steuart, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1903)
  • Aug 26 Erik Anthon Valdemar Siboni, Danish organist and composer, born in Copenhagen (d. 1892)
  • Aug 28 William Alexander Hammond, American military physician and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Annapolis, Maryland (d. 1900)
  • Aug 31 George Leonard Andrews, American professor, civil engineer, and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Bridgewater, Massachusetts (d. 1899)

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 6 Konstantin von Benckendorff, Russian general and statesman, dies of a fever at 43
  • Aug 8 Carl Peter Thunberg, Swedish naturalist, dies at 84
  • Aug 9 Friedrich Bouterwek, German philosopher and critic, dies at 62
  • Aug 22 Franz Joseph Gall, German-French physician (phrenology), dies at 70
  • Aug 27 Eise J Eisinga, constructed planetarium at Franeker, dies at 84