April 1874 in History

Events in History

  • Apr 5 Birkenhead Park, the first civic public park, designed by Joseph Paxton, opens in Birkenhead, England
  • Apr 15 NY legislature passes compulsory education law

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Birthdays in History

  • Apr 8 Stanisław Taczak, Polish general (d. 1960)
  • Apr 14 Count Alexander, of Athlone, gov-gen (South-Africa/Canada)
  • Apr 15 Johannes Stark, Germany, physicist (Stark effect) (Nobel 1919)
  • Apr 15 George Harrison Shull, American plant geneticist (d. 1954)
  • Apr 18 Oskar Ernst Bernhardt, German author (d. 1941)
  • Apr 19 Firmin Baes, Flemish painter
  • Apr 19 Ernst Rüdin, Swiss psychiatrist, geneticist, and eugenicist (d. 1952)
  • Apr 24 John Russell Pope, American architect (Jefferson Memorial, National Archives and Records Administration), born in NYC, New York (d. 1937)
  • Apr 24 Willem E Roelofs, Dutch painter/cartoonist

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 25 Guglielmo Marconi, Italian radio inventor (Nobel 1909), born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1937)

Inventor and Nobel Laureate Guglielmo Marconi
Inventor and Nobel Laureate
Guglielmo Marconi
  • Apr 28 Karl Kraus, satirical writer, born in Jičín, Austrian-Hungarian Empire (d. 1936)
  • Apr 30 Cyriel Verschaeve, Belgian priest/writer

Weddings in History

HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 24 Outlaw Jesse James marries cousin Zerelda 'Zee' Mimms

Outlaw Jesse James
Jesse James

Deaths in History

  • Apr 4 Charles Ernest Beulé, French archaeologist and politician (b. 1826)
  • Apr 14 Hermanus J Abbring, Dutch author/engineer on Curacao, dies at 86
  • Apr 19 Owen Jones, architect, dies
  • Apr 20 Alexander H. Bailey, American politician (b. 1817)