On This Day

What Happened on November 28, 1878

Historical Events

  • Whistler v. Ruskin, the most famous trial in art history, ends with artist James McNeill Whistler awarded a token farthing in compensation after suing the writer and critic John Ruskin for libel, seeking £1,000 damages [1]

Famous Birthdays

  • Jozef van Mierlo, Belgian Jesuit and literary (Hadewych), born in Turnhout, Belgium (d. 1958)

Famous Deaths

  • Marco Aurelio Zani de Ferranti, Italian classical guitarist and composer, dies at 78
  • Orson Hyde, American religious leader (b. 1805)
1878 Highlights

About November 28, 1878

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 142 years and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Sagittarius