On This Day

What Happened on January 14, 1874

Historical Events

  • I. D. Shadd elected Speaker of lower house of Mississippi legislature

Famous Birthdays

  • Thornton W. Burgess, American conservationist & author (The Bedtime Story-Books; Now I Remember: Autobiography of an Amateur Naturalist), born in Sandwich, Massachusetts (d. 1965)

Famous Deaths

  • Johann Philipp Reis, German Physicist and Inventor, dies of lung disease at 40
1874 Highlights

About January 14, 1874

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 147 years, 9 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Capricorn