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Historical Events In 1874

Saturday, 19 October 2019

Oct 26   On this day in history all Grand Trunk Railway lines east of Montreal, 542 miles, are converted from 5' 6" to standard gauge.  

Oct 26   In the year 1874 peter Cornelius, German composer, dies at 49  

Nov 03   On this day in history james Theodore Holly, elected bishop of Haiti  

Nov 04   On this day in history samuel J Tilden elected governor of NY  

Nov 07   1st cartoon depicting elephant as Republican Party symbol, by T Nast on this day in history.  

Nov 07   On this day in history joseph Willoughby, cricketer (2 Tests for South Africa 1895-96)  

Nov 07   In the year 1874 the first cartoon depicting elephant as Republican Party symbol, by T Nast  

Nov 09   Israel Bak, created 1st Hebrew printing press, dies in the year 1874.  

Nov 15   Schack August Steenberg Krogh, Denmark, physiologist (Nobel-1920) in the year 1874.  

Nov 16   Johanna HC Albregt, Dutch actress (Dumb August)/wife of Henri Dons in the year 1874.  

Nov 17   On this day in history emigrant ship Cospatrick catches fire & sinks off Auckland, NZ  

Nov 18   In the year 1874 carrie White, oldest US woman (dies Nov 1990 at 116)  

Nov 18   In the year 1874 national Woman's Christian Temperance Union organizes in Cleveland  

Nov 19   In the year 1874 karl Adrian Wohlfart, composer  

Nov 19   On this day in history william Marcy "Boss" Tweed, of Tammany Hall (NYC) convicted of defrauding city of $6M, sentenced to 12 years' imprisonment  

Nov 19   In the year 1874 william Marcy "Boss" Tweed, of Tammany Hall (NYC) convicted of defrauding the city of $6M, sentenced to 12 years' imprisonment  

Nov 24   On this day in history joseph F Glidden patents barbed wire  

Nov 25   The United States Greenback Party is established as a political party consisting primarily of farmers affected by the Panic of 1873 on this day in history.  

Nov 26   Edmond Fleg[enheimer], Swiss/French author (Ecoute Israel) in the year 1874.  

Nov 27   On this day in history chaim Weizmann, Israeli statesman (1st President)  

Nov 29   Antonio Egas Moniz, Portugal, lobotomist (Nobel 1949) in the year 1874.  

Nov 30   On this day in history sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill was born (prematurely) on this day  

Nov 30   In the year 1874 the birth of Sir Winston Churchill, Former British Prime Minister and war time leader  

Nov 30   In the year 1874 winston Churchill, (C) Brit PM (1940-45, 1951-55, Nobel 1953)  

Dec 01   Dominicus Johner, composer in the year 1874.  

Dec 04   Jean H L Bossard, actor/impresario (Merchant of Venice) in the year 1874.  

Dec 08   In the year 1874 jesse James gang takes train at Muncie Kansas  

Dec 11   On this day in history paul Wegener, German actor/director (Student of Prag)  

Dec 12   In the year 1874 volter A Kilpi, Finnish writer (Alastalon salissa)  

Dec 13   Ludwig Curtius, German archaeologist (Die antike Kunst) in the year 1874.  

Dec 15   1st reigning king to visit US (of Hawaii) received by Pres Grant on this day in history.  

Dec 15   David Kalakaua, king of the Sandwich Islands chain in the South Pacific and first regining king to visit the US, is received at the White House by US president Ulysses S. Grant on this day in history.  

Dec 16   Abraham Capadose, physician/missionary, dies at 79 on this day in history.  

Dec 17   William Lyon Mackenzie King, (L), 10th Canadian PM (1921-30, 1935-48) on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1874

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 01   On this day in history birth of hugo Leichtentritt, composer  

Jan 01   On this day in history birth of gustave Whitehead, German inventor (d. 1927)  

Jan 01   Frank Knox, American Secretary of the Navy (d. 1944) was born in the year 1874.  

Jan 04   In the year 1874 birth of josef Suk, Czech violinist/composer (Asrael)  

Jan 04   Sven Fleuron, writer was born in the year 1874.  

Jan 05   On this day in history birth of joseph Erlanger, doctor (shock therapy-Nobel 1944)  

Jan 06   On this day in history birth of fred Niblo, U.S. film actor, director, producer (d. 1948)  

Jan 13   Jozef E van Roey, Flemish cardinal/archbishop of Mechlin was born in the year 1874.  

Famous Deaths In 1874

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 04   Thomas Gregson, Premier of Tasmania (b. 1798) died in the year 1874.  

Jan 08   In the year 1874 death of charles Etienne Brasseur de Bourbourg, French writer and historian (b. 1814)  

Jan 17   Chang & Eng Bunker, Chinese/Thai Siamese twins, dies at 62 on this day in history.  

Jan 19   H v Fallersleben, writer, dies at 75 on this day in history.  

Feb 03   Lunalilo, Hawaiian monarch (b. 1835) died on this day in history.  

Feb 08   David F Strauss, German theologist, dies at 66 in the year 1874.  

Feb 09   On this day in history jules Michelet, French historian (History of France), dies at 75  

Feb 17   [Lambert] Adolphe J Quetelet, Belg astronomer/sociologist, dies at 77 on this day in history.  

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