1828 in History

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Events in History

  • Jan 5 1st edition of Amsterdam General Trade Journal (Algemeen Handelsblad)
  • Feb 18 More than 100 vessels destroyed in a storm, Gibraltar
  • Feb 21 1st American Indian newspaper in US, "Cherokee Phoenix", published
  • Feb 22 Russia & Persia sign Peace of Turkmantsjai
  • Feb 28 Franz Grillparzer's "Ein Treuer Diener" premieres in Vienna
  • Mar 24 Philadelphia & Columbia Railway (1st state owned) authorized
  • Apr 4 Casparus van Wooden patents chocolate milk powder (Amsterdam)
  • Apr 11 Foundation of Bahia Blanca, Argentina
  • Apr 14 British 18-gun sloop HMS Acorn sinks off Halifax with 115 men aboard

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Apr 14 First American Dictionary: its author Noah Webster registers its copyright for publication

Lexicographer Noah Webster
Lexicographer
Noah Webster
  • Apr 20 Frenchman René Caillié is the first non-Muslim to enter Timbuktu, returns to win 10,000 franc prize from Société de Géographie
  • Apr 26 Russia declares war on Turkey to support Greece's independence
  • Apr 27 Zoological Gardens at Regent's Park in London opens

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May 19 U.S. President John Quincy Adams signs the Tariff of 1828/Tariff of Abominations into law to protect industry in the North

6th US President John Quincy Adams
6th US President
John Quincy Adams
  • May 26 Mysterious feral child Kaspar Hauser is discovered wandering the streets of Nuremberg.

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Jun 13 Simon Bolívar proclaimed dictator

Military and Political Leader Simón Bolívar
Military and Political Leader
Simón Bolívar
  • Jul 4 Construction begins on B & O (Baltimore-Ohio) 1st US passenger RR
  • Aug 1 Bolton and Leigh Railway opens to freight traffic.
  • 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.
  • Oct 7 The Greek city of Patras is liberated by the French expeditionary force in Peloponnese under General Maison.
  • Oct 25 St Katharine Docks opens in London, England

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Dec 3 Andrew Jackson elected 7th US President

US President & General Andrew Jackson
US President & General
Andrew Jackson
  • Dec 19 South Carolina declares right of states to nullify federal laws
  • Dec 28 6.8 earthquake strikes Echigo Japan, 30,000 killed

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 5 August Valentine Kautz, German-American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Baden, Germany (d. 1895)
  • Jan 10 Herman Koeckemann, German Catholic prelate (d. 1892)
  • Jan 17 Lewis Addison Grant, American teacher, lawyer, and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Winhall, Vermont (d. 1918)
  • Jan 23 Calvin Edward Pratt, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Worcester County, Massachusetts (d. 1896)
  • Jan 24 Adam Jacoby Slemmer, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania (d. 1868)
  • Jan 24 Ferdinand J Cohn, German botanist/publicist
  • Jan 26 Johan T Buys, Dutch lawyer
  • Jan 27 Samuel Allen Rice, American Attorney General of Iowa and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Cattaraugus, New York (d. 1864)
  • Jan 28 Michel Abeloos, Flemish sculptor
  • Jan 28 Thomas Carmichael Hindman, Mjr Gen (Confederate Army), (d. 1868)

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Feb 8 Jules Verne, French writer "Father of Science Fiction" (Around the World in 80 days), born in Nantes, France (d. 1905)

Novelist Jules Verne
Novelist
Jules Verne
  • Feb 12 George Meredith, England, poet/novelist (Shaving of Shagpat)
  • Feb 12 Robert Ransom Jr, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1892)
  • Feb 14 Edmond François Valentin About, French writer (d. 1885)
  • Feb 15 Johan H van Dale, schoolmaster (New Dutch Language Dictionary)
  • Feb 19 Johannes von Miquel, German politician
  • Feb 22 Robert Alexander Cameron, American soldier and newspaper publisher (Union Army), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1894)
  • Feb 29 Antonio Guzman Blanco, president Venezuela
  • Mar 1 James Fleming Fagan, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1893)
  • Mar 1 Vittorio Bersezio, [Carlo Nugelli], Italian playwright
  • Mar 2 Jefferson Columbus Davis, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Clark County, Indiana (d. 1879)
  • Mar 4 Elisha Franklin "Bull" Paxton, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
  • Mar 17 Patrick Ronayne Cleburne, Major General (Confederate Army)
  • Mar 18 William Randal Cremer, English politician and pacifist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1908)
  • Mar 20 Henrik Ibsen, Norwegian playwright (Peer Gynt, Hedda Gabler)
  • Apr 4 Margaret Oliphant, Scotland, novelist/biographer (Beleaguered City)
  • Apr 6 Charles William Field, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1892)
  • Apr 8 George Baird Hodge, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
  • Apr 13 Joseph B Lightfoot, English theologist/bishop of Durham
  • Apr 21 Hippolyte Taine, French philosopher/historian (Voyage in Italy)
  • Apr 23 Albert FA, king of Saxon (1873-1902)
  • Apr 24 Robert Brank Vance, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1899)
  • Apr 27 Gerben Colmjon, Dutch Frisian linguist/publisher
  • May 2 Désiré Charnay, French archaeologist (d. 1915)
  • May 8 Henri Dunant, Swiss humanitarian, Founder of Red Cross (Nobel 1901), born in Geneva, Switzerland (d. 1910)
  • May 8 Sharbel Makhluf, Lebanese monk (d. 1898)
  • May 12 Gabriel Dante Rossetti, England, poet/painter, Pre-Raphaelite figure
  • May 13 Josephine Elizabeth Butler, social reformer
  • May 19 Adin Ballou Underwood, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Worcester County Massachusetts (d. 1888)
  • May 20 James William Reilly, American lawyer, politician, and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Akron, Ohio (d. 1905)
  • May 23 Edward Hitchcock, America's 1st prof of physical ed (Amherst College)
  • May 28 Alpheus Baker, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1891)
  • May 28 Bartel Wilton, machinefabrikant/ship builder
  • Jun 4 Alexander William Campbell, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
  • Jun 17 Jan K J de Jonge, Dutch historian
  • Jun 27 Junius Daniel, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1864)
  • Jul 3 John Austin Wharton, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1865)
  • Jul 4 James Johnston Pettigrew, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
  • Jul 4 Theodor W Ahlwardt, German orientalist
  • Jul 5 Paul J C Gabriel, painter/water colors painter/etcher
  • Jul 9 Luigi Oreglia di Santo Stefano, Italian Catholic churchman (d. 1913)
  • Jul 12 Nikolai Chernyshevsky, Russian philosopher (d. 1889)
  • Jul 19 Roger Atkinson Pryor, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1919)
  • Jul 21 John Rutter Brooke, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Pottstown, Pennsylvania (d. 1926)
  • Jul 23 Jonathan Hutchinson, surgeon/scientist
  • Jul 29 Cuvier Grover, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Bethel, Maine (d. 1885)
  • Aug 2 Manuel Pavía y Rodríguez de Alburquerque, Spanish general (d. 1895)
  • Aug 5 WFAA Louisa/Lovisa, queen of Sweden/Norway/princess of Netherlands

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Aug 9 Leo Tolstoy [Lev Nikolayevich], Russian novelist (Anna Karenina, War and Peace), born in Yasnaya Polyana, Russia (d. 1910)

Novelist Leo Tolstoy
Novelist
Leo Tolstoy
  • Aug 11 Edward Saloman, Gov (Union), (d. 1909)
  • Aug 16 Joseph Bradford Carr, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Albany, New York (d. 1895)
  • Aug 17 Jules Bernard Luys, French neurologist (d. 1897)
  • Aug 24 George Hume "Maryland" Steuart, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1903)
  • Aug 28 William Alexander Hammond, American military physician and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Annapolis, Maryland (d. 1900)
  • Aug 31 George Leonard Andrews, American professor, civil engineer, and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Bridgewater, Massachusetts (d. 1899)
  • Sep 8 Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, American professor and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Brewer, Maine (d. 1914)
  • Sep 15 Aleksandr Mikhailovich Butlerov, Russian chemist (d. 1886)
  • Sep 19 Fridolin Anderwert, Swiss Federal Councilor (d. 1880)
  • Sep 28 Friedrich A Lange, Prussia, philosopher/socialist (Neo-Kantianism)
  • Oct 2 Charles Floquet, French statesman (d. 1896)
  • Oct 8 Francisque Sarcey, French writer (Le Temps), born in Dourdan, France (d. 1899)
  • Oct 10 Samuel J. Randall, Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (d. 1890)
  • Oct 23 Turner Ashby, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1862)
  • Oct 27 Jacob Dolson Cox, Canadian-American statesman, lawyer, and Major General (Union Army), born in Montreal, Canada (d. 1900)
  • Nov 2 Byron Grimes, American Major General (Confederate Army), born in Pitt County, North Carolina (d. 1880)
  • Nov 14 James Birdseye MacPherson, American Major General (Union Army), born in Clyde, Ohio (d. 1864)
  • Nov 21 William McComb, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1918)
  • Nov 25 Franjo Racki, Croatian historian/politician
  • Nov 26 René Goblet, French politician (d. 1905)
  • Nov 30 Jedediah Hotchkiss, Engineer (Confederate Army), (d. 1899)
  • Dec 8 Clinton Bowen Fisk, American abolitionist, Brevet Major General (Union Army), helped establish 1st free public schools in the South, born in York, New York (d. 1890)
  • Dec 8 Robert Bullock, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1905)
  • Dec 16 John Beatty, American banker, statesman, and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Sandusky, Ohio (d. 1914)
  • Dec 23 Mathilde Wesendonk, German writer/poet (Tagebuchblatter)
  • Dec 28 Karl L Kahlbaum, German psychiatrist (katatonie)
  • Dec 30 Mark Perrin Lowrey, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1885)

Weddings in History

  • Feb 25 6th US President John Quincy Adam's son John marries in the White House

Deaths in History

  • Jan 9 Pieter 't Hoen, Dutch journalist/patriot (Neder-Rhijn), dies at 83
  • Jan 10 François de Neufchâteau, French statesman and intellectual figure (b. 1750)
  • Jan 25 Caroline Lamb, English aristocrat, author (Glenarvon), wife of William Lamb, lover of Lord Byron, dies at 42
  • Jan 31 Alexandros Ypsilanti, Greek resistance fighter, dies at 35
  • Feb 2 Frederik Sigismund earl of Bylandt, vice-admiral, dies at 78
  • Mar 28 William Thornton, British-American architect (Capitol Building in Washington, D.C), dies at 68
  • Apr 12 Jean Henri Appelius, Dutch lawyer/minister of Finance, dies at 60
  • Apr 16 Francisco Goya y Lucientes, Spanish painter/cartoonist, dies at 82
  • Apr 25 John Goldberg, Dutch patriot/statesman, dies at 64
  • May 28 Daikokuya Kōdayū, Japanese castaway (b. 1751)
  • Jun 11 Dugald Stewart, Scot philosopher (Scottish common sense), dies at 74
  • Jun 14 Karl August, grand duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, dies (b. 1757)
  • Jul 15 Jean Antoine Houdon, French sculptor (b. 1741)
  • Jul 27 Gilbert Charles Stuart, painter, dies
  • Aug 6 Konstantin von Benckendorff, Russian general and statesman
  • Aug 8 Carl Peter Thunberg, Swedish naturalist (b. 1743)
  • Aug 22 Franz Joseph Gall, German/French physician (phrenology), dies at 70
  • Aug 27 Eise J Eisinga, constructed planetarium at Franeker, dies at 84
  • Sep 4 Cornelis Stevens, Belgian RC foreman/polemist, dies at 80
  • Sep 10 Count d'Andreossi, French general/parliament leader, dies at 67
  • Sep 22 Shaka, South African Zulu king, dies
  • Nov 5 Maria Feodorovna of Russia, second wife of Tsar Paul I of Russia, dies at 69
  • Dec 2 Simon Paap, Dutch 56 cm long dwarf/cabaret artist, dies at 39

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Dec 4 Robert Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (Tory: 1812-27), dies of a stroke at 58

British Prime Minister Robert Jenkinson
British Prime Minister
Robert Jenkinson
  • Dec 22 Rachel Jackson, wife of 7th US President Andrew Jackson, dies of heart failure
  • Dec 22 William Hyde Wollaston, English chemist (b. 1766)