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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1828 AD


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
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