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Historical Events In 1874

Monday, 09 December 2019

Oct 26   In the year 1874 all Grand Trunk Railway lines east of Montreal, 542 miles, are converted from 5' 6" to standard gauge.  

Oct 26   On this day in history peter Cornelius, German composer, dies at 49  

Nov 03   On this day in history james Theodore Holly, elected bishop of Haiti  

Nov 04   Samuel J Tilden elected governor of NY in the year 1874.  

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) on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history 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   In the year 1874 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   In the year 1874 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 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   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   Chaim Weizmann, Israeli statesman (1st President) in the year 1874.  

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   On this day in history 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   Jean H L Bossard, actor/impresario (Merchant of Venice) in the year 1874.  

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

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

Dec 12   In the year 1874 volter A Kilpi, Finnish writer (Alastalon salissa)  

Dec 13   Ludwig Curtius, German archaeologist (Die antike Kunst) in the year 1874.  

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

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   In the year 1874 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   On this day in history birth of josef Suk, Czech violinist/composer (Asrael)  

Jan 04   Sven Fleuron, writer was born on this day in history.  

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   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   Thomas Gregson, Premier of Tasmania (b. 1798) died on this day in history.  

Jan 08   Charles Etienne Brasseur de Bourbourg, French writer and historian (b. 1814) died on this day in history.  

Jan 17   In the year 1874 chang & Eng Bunker, Chinese/Thai Siamese twins, dies at 62  

Jan 19   On this day in history h v Fallersleben, writer, dies at 75  

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

Feb 08   On this day in history david F Strauss, German theologist, dies at 66  

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 on this day in history.  

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