1874 in History – What happened in year 1874

In history, year 1874 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1874.

Know what happened in 1874:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
28 FebruaryIn one of the longest cases ever heard in an English court, thedefendant was convicted of perjury for attempting to assume the identityof the heir to the Tichborne baronetcy.
09 OctoberThe Universal Postal Union, then known as the General PostalUnion, was established with the signing of the Treaty of Bern to unifydisparate postal services and regulations so that international mailcould be exchanged freely.
27 MayThe first group of the Dorsland Trek, a series of explorationsundertaken by Boers in search of political independence and betterliving conditions, departed South Africa for Angola.
28 February In one of the longest cases ever heard in an English court, thedefendant was convicted of perjury for attempting to assume the identityof the heir to the Tichborne baronetcy.
01 JulyThe Remington No. 1 went on sale, becoming the firstcommercially successful typewriter.
28 FebruaryIn one of the longest cases ever heard in an English court, the defendant was convicted of perjury for attempting to assume the identity of the heir to the Tichborne baronetcy.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1874:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
04 NovemberCharles Despiau / Sculptor / France
06 AugustCharles Fort / Author / United States of America
09 MayHoward Carter / Historian / United Kingdom
10 MayMoses Schorr / Historian / Poland
10 JulySergey Konenkov / Sculptor / Russia
19 January Hitachiyama Taniemon / Wrestler / Japan
19 MayGilbert Jessop / Cricketer / United Kingdom
20 January Steve Bloomer / Footballer / United Kingdom
21 March Alfred Tysoe / Runner / United Kingdom
22 February Bill Klem / Baseball Player / United States of America
23 March Grantley Goulding / Hurdler / United Kingdom
24 NovemberCharles William Miller / Footballer / Brazil
25 JuneRose O'Neill / Writer / United States of America
26 DecemberKhan Bahadur Ahsanullah / Theologian / Bangladesh
26 JulySerge Koussevitzky / Composer / United States of America
30 NovemberLucy Maud Montgomery / Poet / United Kingdom
30 March Nicolae Rădescu / Politician / Romania
31 DecemberJulius Meier / Politician / United States of America
31 March Benjamín G. Hill / Revolutionary / Mexico
31 March Henri Marteau / Violinist / France

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1874:

YearName / Profession / Country
11 SeptemberSeshadri Srinivasa Iyengar / Attorney General / India
06 February Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura / Religious Leader / India

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