On This Day

What Happened on July 4, 1828

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Construction begins on B & O (Baltimore-Ohio) 1st US passenger RR

Famous Birthdays

  • J. Johnston Pettigrew, American lawyer and Confederate General in the American Civil War, born in Tyrrell County, North Carolina (d. 1863)
  • Wilhelm Ahlwardt, German orientalist, born in Greifswald, Germany (d. 1909)