Historical Events in November 1878

  • Nov 1 Edward Scripps & John Sweeney found Penny Press (Cleveland Press)

Theater Premiere

Nov 6 Henrik Ibsen's play "Samfundets Stotter" (pillars of Society) premieres in Oslo

  • Nov 10 Aleksandr Ostrovsky's "Bespridannitsa" premieres in Moscow
  • Nov 17 First assassination attempt against King Umberto I of Italy

Artist's 'Rocket' Shot Down in Flames

Nov 28 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]