Historical Events in November 1874

  • Nov 3 James Theodore Holly, elected bishop of Haiti
  • Nov 4 Samuel J. Tilden elected governor of New York

Republican Party

Nov 7 1st cartoon depicting elephant as Republican Party symbol, by Thomas Nast

  • Nov 17 Emigrant ship Cospatrick catches fire & sinks off Auckland, New Zealand
  • Nov 18 National Woman's Christian Temperance Union organizes in Cleveland
  • Nov 24 American inventor Joseph Glidden patents barbed wire
  • Nov 25 The United States Greenback Party is established as a political party consisting primarily of farmers affected by the Panic of 1873.