On This Day

What Happened on December 28, 1872

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)
1872 Highlights

About December 28, 1872

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 147 years, 11 months and 6 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Capricorn