What Happened on May 28, 1878

Famous Birthdays

  • Paul Pelliot, French Sinologist and Orientalist best known for his explorations of Central Asia and his discovery of many important Chinese texts among the Dunhuang manuscripts, born in Paris (d. 1945)
Born in 1878

Famous Deaths

John RussellJohn Russell (1792-1878)

1st Earl Russell, British Prime Minister (Whig: 1846-52 and 1865-66), dies at 85

1878 Highlights

About May 28, 1878

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 144 years, 10 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Gemini