What Happened on December 28, 1860

Historical Events

Event of Interest

Harriet Tubman arrives in Auburn, New York, on her last mission to free slaves, having evaded capture for 8 years on the Underground Railroad

Famous Birthdays

  • Alexander von Fielitz, German composer and conductor (Chicago Symphony Orchestra), born in Leipzig, Saxony (d. 1930)
Born in 1860

Famous Deaths

  • Cornelis Broere, Dutch Roman Catholic priest and poet, dies at 57
1860 Highlights

About December 28, 1860

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 162 years, 8 months and 30 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Capricorn