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Historical Events In 1874

Monday, 08 August 2022

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

Nov 04   Samuel J Tilden elected governor of NY in the year 1874.  

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

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

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 in the year 1874.  

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

Nov 16   In the year 1874 johanna HC Albregt, Dutch actress (Dumb August)/wife of Henri Dons  

Nov 17   Emigrant ship Cospatrick catches fire & sinks off Auckland, NZ in the year 1874.  

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

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

Nov 19   Karl Adrian Wohlfart, composer on this day in history.  

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

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   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) on this day in history.  

Nov 27   In the year 1874 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   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 in the year 1874.  

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

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

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

Dec 12   On this day in history 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   In the year 1874 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.  

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

Jan 01   In the year 1874 birth of frank Knox, American Secretary of the Navy (d. 1944)  

Jan 04   On this day in history birth of josef Suk, Czech violinist/composer (Asrael)  

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

Jan 05   Joseph Erlanger, doctor (shock therapy-Nobel 1944) was born in the year 1874.  

Jan 06   Fred Niblo, U.S. film actor, director, producer (d. 1948) was born on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

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

Jan 17   In the year 1874 chang & Eng Bunker, Chinese/Thai Siamese twins, dies at 62  

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

Feb 03   Lunalilo, Hawaiian monarch (b. 1835) died in the year 1874.  

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

Feb 09   Jules Michelet, French historian (History of France), dies at 75 on this day in history.  

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

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