On This Day

December 1828 in History

Events in History

Election of Interest

Dec 3 Andrew Jackson elected 7th US President

Historic Event

Dec 19 Report by US Vice President John C. Calhoun defending the rights of states to nullify federal laws is presented to the South Carolina legislature but it takes no action

  • Dec 28 6.8 earthquake strikes Echigo Japan, 30,000 killed

Birthdays in History

  • 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, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Greenville, North Carolina (d. 1905)
  • Dec 16 John Beatty, American banker, statesman, and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Sandusky, Ohio (d. 1914)
  • Dec 28 Karl L Kahlbaum, German psychiatrist (katatonie)
  • Dec 30 Mark Perrin Lowrey, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1885)

Deaths in History

  • Dec 2 Simon Paap, Dutch 56 cm long dwarf/cabaret artist, dies at 39

Robert Jenkinson

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

  • Dec 22 Rachel Jackson, wife of 7th US President Andrew Jackson, dies of heart failure
  • Dec 22 William Hyde Wollaston, English chemist and physicist (famous for discovering the chemical elements palladium and rhodium), dies at 62