On This Day

What Happened on January 14, 1874

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Thornton Burgess, American conservationist & author (Peter Rabbit), born in Sandwich, Massachusetts (d. 1965)

Famous Deaths

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