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Historical Events In 1874

Friday, 26 February 2021

Oct 26   All Grand Trunk Railway lines east of Montreal, 542 miles, are converted from 5' 6" to standard gauge in the year 1874.  

Oct 26   On this day in history peter Cornelius, German composer, dies at 49  

Nov 03   In the year 1874 james Theodore Holly, elected bishop of Haiti  

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

Nov 07   In the year 1874 1st cartoon depicting elephant as Republican Party symbol, by T Nast  

Nov 07   Joseph Willoughby, cricketer (2 Tests for South Africa 1895-96) on this day in history.  

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

Nov 09   Israel Bak, created 1st Hebrew printing press, dies on this day in history.  

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   Emigrant ship Cospatrick catches fire & sinks off Auckland, NZ on this day in history.  

Nov 18   Carrie White, oldest US woman (dies Nov 1990 at 116) on this day in history.  

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

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

Nov 24   In the year 1874 joseph F Glidden patents barbed wire  

Nov 25   In the year 1874 the United States Greenback Party is established as a political party consisting primarily of farmers affected by the Panic of 1873.  

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

Nov 27   In the year 1874 chaim Weizmann, Israeli statesman (1st President)  

Nov 29   In the year 1874 antonio Egas Moniz, Portugal, lobotomist (Nobel 1949)  

Nov 30   In the year 1874 sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill was born (prematurely) on this day  

Nov 30   The birth of Sir Winston Churchill, Former British Prime Minister and war time leader on this day in history.  

Nov 30   Winston Churchill, (C) Brit PM (1940-45, 1951-55, Nobel 1953) in the year 1874.  

Dec 01   Dominicus Johner, composer on this day in history.  

Dec 04   In the year 1874 jean H L Bossard, actor/impresario (Merchant of Venice)  

Dec 08   Jesse James gang takes train at Muncie Kansas on this day in history.  

Dec 11   Paul Wegener, German actor/director (Student of Prag) on this day in history.  

Dec 12   On this day in history volter A Kilpi, Finnish writer (Alastalon salissa)  

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

Dec 15   In the year 1874 1st reigning king to visit US (of Hawaii) received by Pres Grant  

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   On this day in history william Lyon Mackenzie King, (L), 10th Canadian PM (1921-30, 1935-48)  

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Famous Birthdays In 1874

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 01   Hugo Leichtentritt, composer was born on this day in history.  

Jan 01   In the year 1874 birth of gustave Whitehead, German inventor (d. 1927)  

Jan 01   Frank Knox, American Secretary of the Navy (d. 1944) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 04   Josef Suk, Czech violinist/composer (Asrael) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 04   In the year 1874 birth of sven Fleuron, writer  

Jan 05   Joseph Erlanger, doctor (shock therapy-Nobel 1944) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 06   In the year 1874 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 on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In 1874

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 04   In the year 1874 death of thomas Gregson, Premier of Tasmania (b. 1798)  

Jan 08   Charles Etienne Brasseur de Bourbourg, French writer and historian (b. 1814) died on this day in history.  

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

Jan 19   In the year 1874 h v Fallersleben, writer, dies at 75  

Feb 03   In the year 1874 death of lunalilo, Hawaiian monarch (b. 1835)  

Feb 08   In the year 1874 david F Strauss, German theologist, dies at 66  

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

Feb 17   In the year 1874 [Lambert] Adolphe J Quetelet, Belg astronomer/sociologist, dies at 77  

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