On This Day

What Happened on December 28, 1878

Historical Events

BeatificationCatholic Encyclical

Pope Leo XIII publishes encyclical Quod apostolici muneris (socialism)

256th Pope Leo XIII
256th Pope

Famous Deaths

  • José Bernardo Alcedo, Peruvian composer, dies at 90
1878 Highlights

About December 28, 1878

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 142 years, 8 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Capricorn