On This Day

Famous People Who Died in January 1874

  • Jan 4 Thomas Gregson, Premier of Tasmania (b. 1798)
  • Jan 8 Charles-√Čtienne Brasseur de Bourbourg, French writer and historian, dies at 59

Gail Borden

Jan 11 Gail Borden, American manufacturer and inventor of condensed milk, dies at 72

  • Jan 14 Johann Philipp Reis, German Physicist and Inventor, dies of lung disease at 40
  • Jan 17 Chang & Eng Bunker, Chinese/Thai Siamese twins, die at 62
  • Jan 19 August Heinrich Hoffmann, German writer, dies at 75