What Happened on January 24, 1874

Historical Events

  • Gen J van Swieten conquers Kraton Atjeh, after thousands die

Music Premiere

Modest Mussorgsky's opera "Boris Godunov" premieres in St Petersburg, Russia

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Deaths

  • Adam Black, Scottish politician and publisher (A & C Black), dies at 89

About January 24, 1874

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 149 years, 4 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Aquarius