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Historical Events In 1874

Wednesday, 24 April 2019

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   In the year 1874 joseph Willoughby, cricketer (2 Tests for South Africa 1895-96)  

Nov 07   In the year 1874 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   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 in the year 1874.  

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

Nov 18   On this day in history national Woman's Christian Temperance Union organizes in Cleveland  

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   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 in the year 1874.  

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   On this day in history edmond Fleg[enheimer], Swiss/French author (Ecoute Israel)  

Nov 27   Chaim Weizmann, Israeli statesman (1st President) on this day in history.  

Nov 29   Antonio Egas Moniz, Portugal, lobotomist (Nobel 1949) in the year 1874.  

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 in the year 1874.  

Dec 04   Jean H L Bossard, actor/impresario (Merchant of Venice) on this day in history.  

Dec 08   In the year 1874 jesse James gang takes train at Muncie Kansas  

Dec 11   Paul Wegener, German actor/director (Student of Prag) on this day in history.  

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   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 in the year 1874.  

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   On this day in history birth of hugo Leichtentritt, composer  

Jan 01   Gustave Whitehead, German inventor (d. 1927) was born in the year 1874.  

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   On this day in history birth of sven Fleuron, writer  

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

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   In the year 1874 death of thomas Gregson, Premier of Tasmania (b. 1798)  

Jan 08   In the year 1874 death of charles Etienne Brasseur de Bourbourg, French writer and historian (b. 1814)  

Jan 17   Chang & Eng Bunker, Chinese/Thai Siamese twins, dies at 62 on this day in history.  

Jan 19   H v Fallersleben, writer, dies at 75 in the year 1874.  

Feb 03   Lunalilo, Hawaiian monarch (b. 1835) died on this day in history.  

Feb 08   In the year 1874 david F Strauss, German theologist, dies at 66  

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 on this day in history.  

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