Events in History in 1828

  • 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

Historic Event

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

  • 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

Historic Event

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

  • May 26 Mysterious feral child Kaspar Hauser is discovered wandering the streets of Nuremberg

Historic Event

Jun 13 Simon Bolívar proclaimed dictator

  • Jul 4 Construction begins on B & O (Baltimore-Ohio) 1st US passenger RR
  • Aug 1 Bolton and Leigh Railway opens to freight traffic.
  • 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 The Russians defeat the Turks at the Battle of Akhalzic.
  • Aug 27 Uruguay gains independence during Brazil-Argentina peace talks
  • 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

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