On This Day

What Happened on November 12, 1880

Ben-Hur Turns Author Into a Soldier of Fortune

Historical Events

  • Best selling American novel "Ben-Hur: A Tale of The Christ" by soldier Lew Wallace is published
1880 Highlights

About November 12, 1880

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 140 years, 8 months and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Scorpio