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Events in History in November 1878

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 6 Henrik Ibsen's "Samfundets Stotter" premieres in Oslo

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

Artist's 'Rocket' Shot Down in FlamesArtist'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

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Nocturne in Black and Gold: The Falling Rocket now on display in the USA
Nocturne in Black and Gold: The Falling Rocket now on display in the USA
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