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Historical Events In 1854

Saturday, 25 May 2019

Jan 01   In the year 1854 james Frazer, Britain, anthropologist/author (The Golden Bough)  

Jan 01   Lincoln University, a black college, chartered (Oxford PA) on this day in history.  

Jan 01   On this day in history lincoln University, a black college, chartered (Oxford, Penn)  

Jan 04   On this day in history the McDonald Islands are discovered by Captain William McDonald aboard the Samarang.  

Jan 05   Steamship San Francisco wrecked-300 die in the year 1854.  

Jan 06   Sherlock Holmes, Mycroft, fictional detective (via Arthur Conan Doyle) on this day in history.  

Jan 09   On this day in history astor Library opens in New York City NY  

Jan 09   Astor Library opens in NYC on this day in history.  

Jan 09   Filippo Traetta, [Philip Trajetta], Ital composer, dies at 77 in the year 1854.  

Jan 10   In the year 1854 peter Gast, composer  

Jan 13   In the year 1854 anthony Foss patents accordion  

Jan 13   Anthony Foss patents the accordion on this day in history.  

Jan 18   On this day in history filibuster William Walker proclaims Republic of Sonora in NW México  

Jan 18   Filibuster William Walker proclaims Republic of Sonora in NW Mexico on this day in history.  

Jan 18   Juda Turo, American philanthropist, dies on this day in history.  

Jan 18   On this day in history thomas A Watson, needed by Bell, inventor assistant (Telephone)  

Jan 21   On this day in history the Cardiff schooner Catherine o'Flanagan, stranded near Tyrella, in Dundrum Bay, Northern Ireland. Although the ship did not suffer much damage in the stranding the crew had abandoned her before she hit the shore and were drowned in the breakers.  

Jan 25   Aleksandr Ostrovsky's "Bednost ne Porok," premieres in Moscow on this day in history.  

Jan 29   On this day in history willem PC Knuttel, Dutch bibliographer/librarian  

Jan 30   On this day in history 1st election in Washington Territory; 1,682 votes cast  

Jan 30   The first election in Washington Territory; 1,682 votes cast in the year 1854.  

Jan 31   Dutch KNMI established (Royal Meteorological Institute) in the year 1854.  

Feb 01   In the year 1854 fire destroys Parliament Buildings at Quebec; government transfers to Toronto; hastens the decision to move to Ottawa  

Feb 02   Pope Pius IX encyclical "On persecution of Armenians" on this day in history.  

Feb 04   In the year 1854 alvan Bovay proposes name "Republican Party," Ripon, Wisc  

Feb 04   In the year 1854 alvan Bovay proposes the name "Republican Party," Ripon WI  

Feb 04   In the year 1854 carl Ludwig Cornelius Westenholz, composer, dies at 66  

Feb 06   Composer R Schumann is saved from suicide attempt into the Rhine in the year 1854.  

Feb 09   Aletta [Henriette] Jacobs, 1st Dutch female physician on this day in history.  

Feb 11   On this day in history major streets lit by coal gas for 1st time  

Feb 11   Major streets lit by coal gas for first time on this day in history.  

Feb 16   Franz Liszts symphony "Orpheus," premieres on this day in history.  

Feb 16   In the year 1854 oscar Fetras, composer  

Feb 17   British recognize independence of Orange Free State (South Africa) on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1854

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 01   James Frazer, Britain, anthropologist/author (The Golden Bough) was born in the year 1854.  

Jan 06   Sherlock Holmes, Mycroft, fictional detective (via Arthur Conan Doyle) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 09   Jennie Jerome, American society beauty and mother of Winston Churchill (d. 1921) was born in the year 1854.  

Jan 10   On this day in history birth of peter Gast, composer  

Jan 18   In the year 1854 birth of thomas A Watson, needed by Bell, inventor assistant (Telephone)  

Jan 29   Willem PC Knuttel, Dutch bibliographer/librarian was born in the year 1854.  

Feb 09   Aletta [Henriette] Jacobs, 1st Dutch female physician was born in the year 1854.  

Feb 09   Edward Carson, 1st Baron Carson, lawyer/leader (Irish Unionist Party) was born in the year 1854.  

Famous Deaths In 1854

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 08   William Carr Beresford, 1st Viscount Beresford, British general and politician (b. 1768) died on this day in history.  

Jan 09   Filippo Traetta, [Philip Trajetta], Ital composer, dies at 77 in the year 1854.  

Jan 18   In the year 1854 juda Turo, American philanthropist, dies  

Feb 04   In the year 1854 carl Ludwig Cornelius Westenholz, composer, dies at 66  

Feb 17   Hugues F R de Lamennais, French priest/writer, dies at 71 on this day in history.  

Mar 06   On this day in history caspar GC Reinwardt, German/Dutch biologist, dies at 80  

Mar 11   Willard Richards, American religious leader (b. 1804) died on this day in history.  

Apr 06   William Strickland, US architect, dies in the year 1854.  

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