1828 in History
January 5 1st edition of Amsterdam General Trade Journal (Algemeen Handelsblad)
February 18 More than 100 vessels destroyed in a storm, Gibraltar
February 21 1st American Indian newspaper in U.S., "Cherokee Phoenix," published
February 22 Russia and Persia sign Peace of Turkmantsjai
February 25 John Quincy Adam's son John marries in White House
February 28 Franz Grillparzer's "Ein Treuer Diener," premieres in Vienna
March 24 Philadelphia and Columbia Railway (1st state owned) authorized
April 4 Casparus van Wooden patents chocolate milk powder (Amsterdam)
April 14 18-gun sloop "Acorn" sinks off Halifax with 115 men aboard
April 14 1st edition of Noah Webster's dictionary published
April 21 Noah Webster publishes 1st American dictionary
April 26 Russia declares war on Turkey to support Greece's independence
April 27 Zoological Gardens at Regent's Park London, opens
May 13 U.S. passes Tariff of Abominations
May 18 Battle of Las Piedras, ends conflict between Uruguay and Brazil
June 13 Simon Bolivar proclaimed dictator
July 4 Construction begins on B and O (Baltimore-Ohio) 1st U.S. passenger RR
August 24 Dutch army takes Fort Du Bus in New Guinea
August 27 Uruguay gains independence during Brazil-Argentina peace talk
September 20 Gioacchino Rossini's opera "Le Comte Ory," premieres in Paris
December 3 Andrew Jackson elected 7th president of US
December 19 South Carolina declares right of states to nullify federal laws
December 28 6.8 earthquake strikes Echigo Japan, 30,000 killed