On This Day

What Happened on April 19, 1874

Historical Events

  • Barracks on Alcatraz Island destroyed in fire

Famous Birthdays

  • Ernst Rüdin, Swiss-German psychiatrist, geneticist, and eugenicist, born in St. Gallen, Switzerland (d. 1952)
  • Firmin Baes, Flemish painter, born in Saint-Josse-ten-Noode, Belgium (d. 1943)
  • Jane Poupelet, French sculptor and graphic artist (la bande à Schnegg), born in Saint-Paul-Lizonne, France (d. 1932)

Famous Deaths

  • Owen Jones, architect, dies
1874 Highlights

About April 19, 1874

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 148 years and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Aries