Historical Events in January 1874

  • Jan 1 New York City annexes the Bronx
  • Jan 13 Battle between jobless & police in NYC, 100s injuried
  • Jan 13 US troops land in Honolulu to protect the king
  • Jan 14 I. D. Shadd elected Speaker of lower house of Mississippi legislature
  • Jan 17 Armed Democrats seize Texas government ending Radical Reconstruction
  • Jan 21 Franz Grillparzer's "Libussa" premieres in Vienna
  • Jan 24 Gen J van Swieten conquers Kraton Atjeh, after thousands die
  • Jan 24 Mussorgsky's opera "Boris Godunov" premieres in St Petersburg

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Jan 31 Jesse James gang robs a train at Gads Hill, Missouri

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