Historical Events in February 1874

  • Feb 12 King David Kalakaua of Sandwich Is Hawaii, is 1st king to visit US
  • Feb 21 Benjamin Disraeli succeeds William Gladstone as British Prime Minister
  • Feb 21 Oakland Daily Tribune begins publication
  • Feb 23 Major Walter Clopton Winfield patents a game called "sphairistike" (lawn tennis)
  • Feb 27 Baseball 1st played in England at Lord's Cricket Ground