On This Day

What Happened on April 28, 1865

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-British shipping magnate & founder (1st regular Atlantic steamship line), dies at 77
1865 Highlights

About April 28, 1865

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 156 years, 5 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Taurus