On This Day

What Happened on December 28, 1872

Day of the Week: Saturday

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestPío Baroja

Pío Baroja y Nessi, Spanish Basque writer, author of over 100 novels (The Struggle for Life, Zalacain the Adventurer), born in San Sebastián, Basque Country (d. 1956)

Spanish Writer Pío Baroja
Spanish Writer
Pío Baroja

Famous Deaths

  • James Van Ness, Mayor of San Francisco (1855-1856) (b. 1808)