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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)

Famous Deaths


Person of interestJohn Russell

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

British Prime Minister John Russell
British Prime Minister
John Russell

1878 Highlights

About May 28, 1878

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 142 years, 4 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Gemini