On This Day

What Happened on April 15, 1874

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

First 'Impressionist' exhibition opens in Paris, features Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, Pierre Auguste Renoir, Camille Pissarro and Berthe Morisot

Impressionist Painter Claude Monet
Impressionist Painter
Claude Monet
Painter Camille Pissarro
Camille Pissarro
Painter & Sculptor Pierre Auguste Renoir
Painter & Sculptor
Pierre Auguste Renoir
  • NY legislature passes compulsory education law

Famous Birthdays

  • George Harrison Shull, American plant geneticist, born in Clark County, Ohio (d. 1954)
  • Johannes Stark, German physicist (Stark effect, Nobel 1919), born in Schickenhof, German Empire (d. 1957)
1874 Highlights

About April 15, 1874

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 147 years, 3 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Aries