- The Alabama Legislature continued to hold sessions at the Indian Queen Hotel in Tuscaloosa.
- William Bolling became Mayor of Tuscaloosa.
- John D. Phelan graduated from the University of Tennessee in Nashville.
In 1828, President of Gran Colombia Simón Bolívar declared war on Peru. King Miguel I of Portugal overthrew his niece Queen Maria II, beginning the Liberal Wars. Andrew Jackson was elected President of the United States
Notable births in 1828 included author Jules Verne, Red Cross founder Henry Dunant, father of osteopathy Andrew Taylor Still, author Leo Tolstoy, and physicist Joseph Swan. Notable deaths included painter Francisco Goya, Zulu leader Shaka, and composer Franz Schubert.
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