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 January Gustave Whitehead / Engineer / United States of America
04 JulyJohn McPhee / Politician / Australia
05 SeptemberNap Lajoie / Baseball Player / United States of America
05 March Henry Travers / Actor / United States of America
06 OctoberFrank G. Allen / Politician / United States of America
07 AprilFrederick Carl Frieseke / Painter / United States of America
09 OctoberNicholas Roerich / Painter / Russia
12 AprilWilliam B. Bankhead / Politician / United States of America
13 March Ellery Harding Clark / Jumper / United States of America
15 NovemberAugust Krogh / Zoologist / Denmark
15 AprilGeorge Harrison Shull / Geneticist / United States of America
16 JuneArthur Meighen / Politician / Canada
18 AprilAbd-ru-shin / Author / Germany
20 OctoberCharles Ives / Composer / United States of America
21 SeptemberGustav Holst / Educator / United Kingdom
22 AugustMax Scheler / Author / Germany
26 JulySerge Koussevitzky / Composer / United States of America
28 January Alex Smith / Golfer / Scotland
28 JulyErnst Cassirer / Philosopher / United States of America
29 MayG. K. Chesterton / Poet / United Kingdom

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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