What Happened in December 1828

Historical Events

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Dec 3 Andrew Jackson elected 7th US President

US President & General Andrew Jackson
US President & General
Andrew Jackson

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 19 Report by US Vice President John C. Calhoun defending the rights of states to nullify federal laws is presented to the South Carolina legislature but it takes no action

Politician John C. Calhoun
John C. Calhoun
  • Dec 28 6.8 earthquake strikes Echigo Japan, 30,000 killed

Famous Birthdays

  • Dec 8 Clinton Bowen Fisk, American abolitionist, Brevet Major General (Union Army), helped establish 1st free public schools in the South, born in York, New York (d. 1890)
  • Dec 8 Robert Bullock, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1905)
  • Dec 16 John Beatty, American banker, statesman, and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Sandusky, Ohio (d. 1914)
  • Dec 23 Mathilde Wesendonk, German writer/poet (Tagebuchblatter)
  • Dec 28 Karl L Kahlbaum, German psychiatrist (katatonie)
  • Dec 30 Mark Perrin Lowrey, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1885)

Famous Deaths

  • Dec 2 Simon Paap, Dutch 56 cm long dwarf/cabaret artist, dies at 39

Person of interestRobert Jenkinson

Dec 4 Robert Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (Tory: 1812-27), dies of a stroke at 58

British Prime Minister Robert Jenkinson
British Prime Minister
Robert Jenkinson
  • Dec 22 Rachel Jackson, wife of 7th US President Andrew Jackson, dies of heart failure
  • Dec 22 William Hyde Wollaston, English chemist and physicist (famous for discovering the chemical elements palladium and rhodium), dies at 62
  • Dec 30 Waldemar Thrane, Norwegian composer, dies at 38