On This Day

What Happened on April 28, 1865

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Giacomo Meyerbeer's opera "L'Africaine" premieres in Paris

Famous Birthdays

  • Charles W. Woodworth, American entomologist, born in Champaign, Illinois (d. 1940)

Famous Deaths

  • Samuel Cunard, Canadian-born British shipping magnate (b. 1787)