On This Day

Events in History in 1478

  • Jan 18 Grand Duke Ivan II of Moscow occupies Novgorod
  • Feb 18 George, Duke of Clarence, convicted of treason against his older brother Edward IV of England, is privately executed in the Tower of London (allegedly by being drowned in a butt of Malmsey wine).
  • Apr 26 Pazzi conspirators attack Lorenzo de'Medici and kill Giuliano de'Medici in Florence