Historical Events in April 1874

  • Apr 5 Johann Strauss Jr's opera "Die Fledermaus" premieres in Vienna
  • Apr 5 Birkenhead Park, the first civic public park, designed by Joseph Paxton, opens in Birkenhead, England
  • Apr 10 14th British Golf Open: Mungo Park shoots a 159 at Musselburgh Links
  • Apr 15 NY legislature passes compulsory education law

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Apr 16 Dr David Livingstone's body arrives in Southampton

Physician and Explorer David Livingstone
Physician and Explorer
David Livingstone
  • Apr 18 David Livingstone, African explorer, buried in Westminster Abbey
  • Apr 19 Barracks on Alcatraz Island destroyed in fire
  • Apr 27 White League, Paramilitary white supremacist organization, forms