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
01 AprilErnest Barnes / Mathematician / United Kingdom
04 NovemberCharles Despiau / Sculptor / France
05 MayThomas Bavin / Politician / Australia
06 January Fred Niblo / Actor / United States of America
07 AprilFrederick Carl Frieseke / Painter / United States of America
08 DecemberErnst Moro / Physician / Austria
08 AprilManuel Díaz / Fencer / Cuba
10 JulySergey Konenkov / Sculptor / Russia
13 OctoberJózsef Klekl / Politician / Hungary
14 March Anton Philips / Business Man / Netherlands
20 January Steve Bloomer / Footballer / United Kingdom
22 MayDaniel François Malan / Politician / South Africa
24 March Selim Sırrı Tarcan / Politician / Turkey
25 JuneRose O'Neill / Writer / United States of America
26 JulySerge Koussevitzky / Composer / United States of America
28 January Alex Smith / Golfer / Scotland
29 NovemberEgas Moniz / Physician / Portugal
30 MayErnest Duchesne / Physician / France
30 March Josiah McCracken / Shot Putter / United States of America
31 March Henri Marteau / Violinist / France

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1874:

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

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