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Historical Events In 1874

Thursday, 06 May 2021

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

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

Nov 03   James Theodore Holly, elected bishop of Haiti in the year 1874.  

Nov 04   In the year 1874 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   On this day in history the first cartoon depicting elephant as Republican Party symbol, by T Nast  

Nov 09   In the year 1874 israel Bak, created 1st Hebrew printing press, dies  

Nov 15   On this day in history schack August Steenberg Krogh, Denmark, physiologist (Nobel-1920)  

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 in the year 1874.  

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

Nov 18   National Woman's Christian Temperance Union organizes in Cleveland in the year 1874.  

Nov 19   In the year 1874 karl Adrian Wohlfart, composer  

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

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

Nov 24   Joseph F Glidden patents barbed wire on this day in history.  

Nov 25   On this day in history 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   On this day in history chaim Weizmann, Israeli statesman (1st President)  

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

Nov 30   Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill was born (prematurely) on this day in the year 1874.  

Nov 30   On this day in history 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   In the year 1874 jean H L Bossard, actor/impresario (Merchant of Venice)  

Dec 08   On this day in history 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   In the year 1874 ludwig Curtius, German archaeologist (Die antike Kunst)  

Dec 15   On this day in history 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   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   In the year 1874 birth of hugo Leichtentritt, composer  

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

Jan 01   On this day in history birth of frank Knox, American Secretary of the Navy (d. 1944)  

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   In the year 1874 birth of jozef E van Roey, Flemish cardinal/archbishop of Mechlin  

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 in the year 1874.  

Jan 17   On this day in history chang & Eng Bunker, Chinese/Thai Siamese twins, dies at 62  

Jan 19   On this day in history h v Fallersleben, writer, dies at 75  

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

Feb 08   On this day in history david F Strauss, German theologist, dies at 66  

Feb 09   In the year 1874 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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