On This Day

What Happened on January 24, 1874

Historical Events

  • Gen J van Swieten conquers Kraton Atjeh, after thousands die
  • Mussorgsky's opera "Boris Godunov" premieres in St Petersburg

Famous Birthdays

  • Arthur Schomburg (Arturo Alfonso), Puerto Rican archivist of African American history and culture, born in Santurce, Puerto Rico (d. 1938)
1874 Highlights

About January 24, 1874

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 147 years, 8 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Aquarius