On This Day

November 28, 1878 in History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in History

  • 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

Birthdays in History

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

Deaths in History

  • Orson Hyde, American religious leader (b. 1805)