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Historical Events In 1874

Wednesday, 12 August 2020

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   James Theodore Holly, elected bishop of Haiti on this day in history.  

Nov 04   On this day in history samuel J Tilden elected governor of NY  

Nov 07   On this day in history 1st cartoon depicting elephant as Republican Party symbol, by T Nast  

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 in the year 1874.  

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

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 in the year 1874.  

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

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

Nov 19   In the year 1874 karl Adrian Wohlfart, composer  

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   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   On this day in history 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   In the year 1874 edmond Fleg[enheimer], Swiss/French author (Ecoute Israel)  

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

Nov 29   In the year 1874 antonio Egas Moniz, Portugal, lobotomist (Nobel 1949)  

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) 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 on this day in history.  

Dec 11   Paul Wegener, German actor/director (Student of Prag) in the year 1874.  

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

Dec 13   In the year 1874 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   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 in the year 1874.  

Jan 01   On this day in history birth of gustave Whitehead, German inventor (d. 1927)  

Jan 01   On this day in history 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   On this day in history birth of sven Fleuron, writer  

Jan 05   Joseph Erlanger, doctor (shock therapy-Nobel 1944) was born on this day in history.  

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

Jan 13   In the year 1874 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   Thomas Gregson, Premier of Tasmania (b. 1798) died in the year 1874.  

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 in the year 1874.  

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

Feb 03   On this day in history death of lunalilo, Hawaiian monarch (b. 1835)  

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

Feb 09   In the year 1874 jules Michelet, French historian (History of France), dies at 75  

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

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