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What Happened in 1874

Historical Events in 1874

  • Jan 1 New York City annexes the Bronx
  • Jan 13 Battle between jobless and police in NYC leaves 100s injured
  • Jan 13 US troops land in Honolulu to protect the king
  • Jan 14 I. D. Shadd elected Speaker of lower house of Mississippi legislature
  • Jan 17 Armed Democrats seize Texas government ending Radical Reconstruction
  • Jan 21 Franz Grillparzer's "Libussa" premieres in Vienna
  • Jan 24 Gen J van Swieten conquers Kraton Atjeh, after thousands die
  • Jan 24 Mussorgsky's opera "Boris Godunov" premieres in St Petersburg
  • Jan 31 Jesse James gang robs a train at Gads Hill, Missouri
  • Feb 21 Benjamin Disraeli succeeds William Gladstone as British Prime Minister

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1874 in Music

  • Apr 5 Johann Strauss Jr's opera "Die Fledermaus" premieres in Vienna

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The Mounties (North West Mounted Police) begin their March West from Fort Dufferin

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