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
05 AugustHorace Rawlins / Golfer / United Kingdom
07 JulyErwin Bumke / Lawyer / Poland
09 NovemberAlbert Francis Blakeslee / Academic / United States of America
10 NovemberIdabelle Smith Firestone / Writer / United States of America
10 AugustHerbert Hoover / Politician / United States of America
12 January Laura Adams Armer / Author / United States of America
12 AprilWilliam B. Bankhead / Politician / United States of America
15 March Eugène Fiset / Physician / Canada
16 AprilJōtarō Watanabe / General / Japan
16 JuneArthur Meighen / Politician / Canada
17 SeptemberWalter Murdoch / Author / Australia
20 OctoberCharles Ives / Composer / United States of America
21 March Alfred Tysoe / Runner / United Kingdom
22 AugustMax Scheler / Author / Germany
24 March Luigi Einaudi / Politician / Italy
24 March Selim Sırrı Tarcan / Politician / Turkey
25 AprilErnest Webb / Race Walker / United Kingdom
26 March Robert Frost / Poet / United States of America
29 JulyJ. S. Woodsworth / Politician / Canada
30 March Nicolae Rădescu / Politician / Romania

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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