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Historical Events In 1874

Tuesday, 07 April 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   In the year 1874 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   1st cartoon depicting elephant as Republican Party symbol, by T Nast on this day in history.  

Nov 07   In the year 1874 joseph Willoughby, cricketer (2 Tests for South Africa 1895-96)  

Nov 07   The first cartoon depicting elephant as Republican Party symbol, by T Nast in the year 1874.  

Nov 09   Israel Bak, created 1st Hebrew printing press, dies in the year 1874.  

Nov 15   On this day in history 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) on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history william Marcy "Boss" Tweed, of Tammany Hall (NYC) convicted of defrauding city of $6M, sentenced to 12 years' imprisonment  

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   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   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 in the year 1874.  

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) on this day in history.  

Dec 08   Jesse James gang takes train at Muncie Kansas in the year 1874.  

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

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

Dec 13   Ludwig Curtius, German archaeologist (Die antike Kunst) on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1874.  

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   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   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   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 in the year 1874.  

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

Jan 08   On this day in history 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 in the year 1874.  

Jan 19   In the year 1874 h v Fallersleben, writer, dies at 75  

Feb 03   Lunalilo, Hawaiian monarch (b. 1835) died in the year 1874.  

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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