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1874 was the third year after the founding of the city of Birmingham.


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William H. Morris, elected Mayor of Birmingham in 1874
William H. Morris, elected Mayor of Birmingham in 1874

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House Speaker William Bankhead, born in 1874
House Speaker William Bankhead, born in 1874

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  • Attorney John Terry married his second wife, the former Mary E. Taylor.

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Powell (Free) School, opened in 1874
Powell (Free) School, opened in 1874

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In 1874, Camille Saint-Saëns' composition Danse Macabre premiered. Birmingham, England's Aston Villa Football Club was founded. Philadelphia Zoo, the first public zoo in the U.S., opened. Gold was discovered in South Dakota's Black Hills. The Agra Canal opened in India.

Notable books published in 1874 included Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardyby and The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne. Notable music composed in 1874 included Symphony No. 4 by Anton Bruckner, Pictures at an Exhibition (for piano) by Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky, Piano Concerto No. 1 by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, and Requiem by Giuseppe Verdi.

Notable births in 1874 included author William Somerset Maugham, writer and art patron Gertrude Stein, baseball player Honus Wagner, magician Harry Houdini, poet Robert Frost, President Herbert Hoover, composer Charles Ives, and Prime Minister Winston Churchill. Notable deaths included Siamese twins Chang and Eng Bunker, former president Millard Fillmore, engineer and physicist Moritz von Jacobi, and physicist Anders Jonas Ångström.

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