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Historical Events In 1874

Monday, 18 February 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   Peter Cornelius, German composer, dies at 49 in the year 1874.  

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

Nov 07   Joseph Willoughby, cricketer (2 Tests for South Africa 1895-96) in the year 1874.  

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 on this day in history.  

Nov 15   Schack August Steenberg Krogh, Denmark, physiologist (Nobel-1920) on this day in history.  

Nov 16   Johanna HC Albregt, Dutch actress (Dumb August)/wife of Henri Dons on this day in history.  

Nov 17   Emigrant ship Cospatrick catches fire & sinks off Auckland, NZ on this day in history.  

Nov 18   On this day in history 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 in the year 1874.  

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   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 in the year 1874.  

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

Nov 26   Edmond Fleg[enheimer], Swiss/French author (Ecoute Israel) on this day in history.  

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   Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill was born (prematurely) on this day on this day in history.  

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

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

Dec 01   On this day in history dominicus Johner, composer  

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

Dec 12   Volter A Kilpi, Finnish writer (Alastalon salissa) on this day in history.  

Dec 13   Ludwig Curtius, German archaeologist (Die antike Kunst) on this day in history.  

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

Dec 15   On this day in history 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   On this day in history abraham Capadose, physician/missionary, dies at 79  

Dec 17   William Lyon Mackenzie King, (L), 10th Canadian PM (1921-30, 1935-48) in the year 1874.  

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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   Gustave Whitehead, German inventor (d. 1927) was born on this day in history.  

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

Jan 13   On this day in history 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   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   Lunalilo, Hawaiian monarch (b. 1835) died on this day in history.  

Feb 08   David F Strauss, German theologist, dies at 66 on this day in history.  

Feb 09   Jules Michelet, French historian (History of France), dies at 75 in the year 1874.  

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

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