On This Day

What Happened on May 28, 1830

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events


USATrail of Tears

US President Andrew Jackson signs the Indian Removal Act, authorizing the Army to force Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek, and Seminole tribes out of Georgia and surrounding states, setting the stage for the Cherokee Trail of Tears
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The Trail of Tears, painting by Robert Lindneux, 1942
The Trail of Tears, painting by Robert Lindneux, 1942

Famous Birthdays

  • Carl Filtsch, Transylvanian composer and pianist child prodigy, born in Mühlbach (Sebeș), Romania (d. 1845)
  • George Lucas Hartsuff, American Major General (Union Army), born in Tyre, New York (d. 1874)