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

Person of interestGail Borden

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

Inventor of Condensed Milk Gail Borden
Inventor of Condensed Milk
Gail Borden
  • 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