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)