On This Day

What Happened on April 19, 1874

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Barracks on Alcatraz Island destroyed in fire

Famous Birthdays

  • Ernst RĂ¼din, 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)

Famous Deaths

  • Owen Jones, architect, dies