On This Day

What Happened on January 1, 1874

Historical Events

  • New York City annexes the Bronx

Famous Birthdays

  • Frank Knox, American politician (Republican VP candidate 1936), newspaper editor and Secretary of the Navy during World War II, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1944)
  • Gustave Whitehead, German inventor (d. 1927)
  • Hugo Leichtentritt, composer
1874 Highlights

About January 1, 1874

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 148 years and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Capricorn