On This Day

Historical Events in August 1828

  • Aug 1 Bolton and Leigh Railway opens to freight traffic.

Music Premiere

Aug 20 Gioachino Rossini's opera "Le Comte Ory" premieres in Paris

  • Aug 20 Hindi reform movement Brahmo Samaj founded by Ram Mohan Roy and Dwarkanath Tagore in Calcutta
  • Aug 24 Dutch army takes Fort Du Bus in New Guinea
  • Aug 27 Uruguay gains independence during Brazil-Argentina peace talks
  • Aug 27 The Russians defeat the Turks at the Battle of Akhalzic.