On This Day

What Happened on December 28, 1872

Famous Birthdays

Pío 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)

Famous Deaths

  • James Van Ness, Mayor of San Francisco (1855-1856) (b. 1808)
1872 Highlights

About December 28, 1872

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 148 years, 11 months and 2 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Capricorn