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1874 in the United States

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1874 in the United States

Events from the year 1874 in the United States.

Contents

Federal Government

  • President: Ulysses S. Grant (R-Ohio)
  • Vice President: Henry Wilson (R-Massachusetts)
  • Chief Justice: Morrison Waite (Ohio) (starting March 4)
  • Speaker of the House of Representatives: James G. Blaine (R-Maine)
  • Congress: 43rd
  • Events

  • January 1 – New York City annexes The Bronx.
  • February 21 – The Oakland Daily Tribune publishes its first newspaper.
  • March 18 – Hawaii signs a treaty with the United States granting exclusive trading rights.
  • March – The Young Men's Hebrew Association in Manhattan (which still operates today as the 92nd Street Y) is founded.
  • May 20 – Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis receive a U.S. patent for blue jeans with copper rivets. The price is $13.50 per dozen.
  • July 1
  • Philadelphia Zoo opens, the first public zoo in the U.S.
  • Four-year-old Charley Ross, America's first major kidnapping for Ransom victim is taken from his home in Philadelphia.
  • Sholes and Glidden typewriter, with cylindrical platen and QWERTY keyboard, first marketed.
  • November 4 – Democrats regain the U.S. House of Representatives for the first time since 1860.
  • November 7 – Harper's Weekly publishes a political cartoon by Thomas Nast considered the first important use of an elephant as a symbol for the Republican Party. [1].
  • November 11 – The Gamma Phi Beta sorority is founded at Syracuse University. This is the first women's Greek letter organization to be called a sorority.
  • November 25 – The United States Greenback Party is established as a political party, made primarily of farmers financially hurt by the Panic of 1873.
  • Undated

  • The San Diego Natural History Museum is founded.
  • Ongoing

  • Reconstruction era (1865–1877)
  • Gilded Age (1869–c. 1896)
  • Depression of 1873–79 (1873–1879)
  • Births

  • January 4 – John W. Thomas, United States Senator from Idaho from 1928 till 1933 and from 1940 till 1945. Died in 1945.
  • January 7 – M. M. Logan, United States Senator from Kentucky from 1931 till 1939. (died 1939)
  • April 16 – Frederick Van Nuys, United States Senator from Indiana from 1933 to 1944. Died in 1944.
  • March 5 – Daniel O. Hastings, United States Senator from Delaware from 1928 till 1937. Died in 1966.
  • March 26 – Robert Frost, poet (died 1963)
  • March 29 – Lou Henry Hoover, wife of Herbert Hoover, First Lady of the United States (died 1944)
  • May 20 – Augustine Lonergan, United States Senator from Connecticut from 1933 till 1939. Died in 1947.
  • July 1 – Edward P. Costigan, United States Senator from Colorado from 1931 till 1937. Died in 1939.
  • August 10 – Herbert Hoover, 31st President of the United States from 1929 till 1933. Died in 1964.
  • September 13 – Henry F. Ashurst, United States Senator from Arizona from 1912 till 1941. Died in 1962.
  • December 4 – Edwin S. Broussard, United States Senator from Louisiana from 1921 till 1933. Died in 1934.
  • Deaths

  • January 7 - John Burton Thompson, United States Senator from Kentucky from 1853 till 1859. (born 1810)
  • January 17 - Chang and Eng Bunker, Thai-American conjoined twin brothers (born 1811)
  • March 8 – Millard Fillmore, 13th President of the U.S. from 1850 to 1853 (born 1800)
  • June 08 - Cochise, One of the greatest leaders of the Apache Indians dies on the Chiricahua reservation in southeastern Arizona.
  • October 6 – Samuel M. Kier, industrialist (born 1813)
  • November 20 - Jackson Morton, United States Senator from Florida from 1849 till 1855. (born 1794)
  • Full Date Unknown - Paul Jennings, slave of James Madison, writer (born 1799)
  • References

    1874 in the United States Wikipedia


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