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Historical Events In 1874

Monday, 25 October 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   On this day in history 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   In the year 1874 1st cartoon depicting elephant as Republican Party symbol, by T Nast  

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   On this day in history israel Bak, created 1st Hebrew printing press, dies  

Nov 15   In the year 1874 schack August Steenberg Krogh, Denmark, physiologist (Nobel-1920)  

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

Nov 17   On this day in history emigrant ship Cospatrick catches fire & sinks off Auckland, NZ  

Nov 18   Carrie White, oldest US woman (dies Nov 1990 at 116) in the year 1874.  

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   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   On this day in history joseph F Glidden patents barbed wire  

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

Nov 26   In the year 1874 edmond Fleg[enheimer], Swiss/French author (Ecoute Israel)  

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

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) on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1874.  

Dec 11   In the year 1874 paul Wegener, German actor/director (Student of Prag)  

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

Dec 13   On this day in history ludwig Curtius, German archaeologist (Die antike Kunst)  

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

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 in the year 1874.  

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   In the year 1874 birth of hugo Leichtentritt, composer  

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 in the year 1874.  

Jan 04   Josef Suk, Czech violinist/composer (Asrael) was born in the year 1874.  

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

Jan 05   In the year 1874 birth of joseph Erlanger, doctor (shock therapy-Nobel 1944)  

Jan 06   On this day in history 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   On this day in history 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   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   David F Strauss, German theologist, dies at 66 in the year 1874.  

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

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

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