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Births on this Day
  • 1782-05-28 - Wouter J van Troostwijk: Dutch painter
  • 1807-05-28 - Jan van Swieten: Dutch General / Governor of West-Sumatra
  • 1807-05-28 - Louis Agassiz: Switzerland -- Naturalist / geologist / teacher
  • 1810-05-28 - Alexandre Calamo: Switzerland -- Painter / etcher / lithographer
  • 1818-05-28 - Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard: US Confederate General (Hero of Sumter)
  • 1819-05-28 - William Birney: Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1907
  • 1820-05-28 - Willem Doorenbos [Keerom]: Literary / critic
 

Deaths on this Day
  • 1805-05-28 - Ridolfo Luigi Boccherini: Ital Composer / cellist (Minuet), dies at 62
  • 1833-05-28 - Johann Christian Friedrich Haeffner: Composer, dies at 74
  • 1836-05-28 - Anton Reicha: Composer, dies at 66
  • 1838-05-28 - Thomas Busby: Composer
  • 1843-05-28 - Noah Webster: Lexicographer (Webster's Dictionary), dies at 84
  • 1863-05-28 - Edmund Kirby, Jr.: Union Brigadier General, dies of injuries at 23
  • 1864-05-28 - Henry H Giesy: US Union Brigadier General, dies in battle
 

Events on this Day
  • 1674-05-28 - German Parliament declares war on France
  • 1818-05-28 - 1st steam-vessel to sail Great Lakes launched
  • 1664-05-28 - 1st Baptist Church organizes (Boston)
  • 1731-05-28 - All Hebrew books in Papal State are confiscated
  • 1741-05-28 - Spain and Bavaria sign treaty
  • 1742-05-28 - 1st indoor swimming pool opens (Goodman's Fields, London)
  • 1754-05-28 - George Washington defeats French and Indians at Ft Duquesne (Pittsburgh)
 

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