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Historical Events In 1854

Tuesday, 07 July 2020

Jan 01   On this day in history james Frazer, Britain, anthropologist/author (The Golden Bough)  

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

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

Jan 04   In the year 1854 the McDonald Islands are discovered by Captain William McDonald aboard the Samarang.  

Jan 05   Steamship San Francisco wrecked-300 die on this day in history.  

Jan 06   Sherlock Holmes, Mycroft, fictional detective (via Arthur Conan Doyle) in the year 1854.  

Jan 09   Astor Library opens in New York City NY in the year 1854.  

Jan 09   Astor Library opens in NYC in the year 1854.  

Jan 09   In the year 1854 filippo Traetta, [Philip Trajetta], Ital composer, dies at 77  

Jan 10   On this day in history peter Gast, composer  

Jan 13   Anthony Foss patents accordion in the year 1854.  

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   In the year 1854 filibuster William Walker proclaims Republic of Sonora in NW Mexico  

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

Jan 18   Thomas A Watson, needed by Bell, inventor assistant (Telephone) in the year 1854.  

Jan 21   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 in the year 1854.  

Jan 25   Aleksandr Ostrovsky's "Bednost ne Porok," premieres in Moscow in the year 1854.  

Jan 29   Willem PC Knuttel, Dutch bibliographer/librarian on this day in history.  

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

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

Jan 31   Dutch KNMI established (Royal Meteorological Institute) on this day in history.  

Feb 01   Broad Street cholera outbreak in England killing 616 people in the year 1854.  

Feb 01   On this day in history 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   On this day in history alvan Bovay proposes name "Republican Party," Ripon, Wisc  

Feb 04   Alvan Bovay proposes the name "Republican Party," Ripon WI in the year 1854.  

Feb 04   Carl Ludwig Cornelius Westenholz, composer, dies at 66 in the year 1854.  

Feb 06   In the year 1854 composer R Schumann is saved from suicide attempt into the Rhine  

Feb 09   In the year 1854 aletta [Henriette] Jacobs, 1st Dutch female physician  

Feb 11   Major streets lit by coal gas for 1st time in the year 1854.  

Feb 11   In the year 1854 major streets lit by coal gas for first time  

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

Feb 16   Oscar Fetras, composer on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1854

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 01   On this day in history birth of james Frazer, Britain, anthropologist/author (The Golden Bough)  

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

Jan 09   In the year 1854 birth of jennie Jerome, American society beauty and mother of Winston Churchill (d. 1921)  

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

Jan 18   Thomas A Watson, needed by Bell, inventor assistant (Telephone) was born in the year 1854.  

Jan 29   Willem PC Knuttel, Dutch bibliographer/librarian was born on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1854.  

Jan 09   Filippo Traetta, [Philip Trajetta], Ital composer, dies at 77 on this day in history.  

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

Feb 04   Carl Ludwig Cornelius Westenholz, composer, dies at 66 in the year 1854.  

Feb 17   Hugues F R de Lamennais, French priest/writer, dies at 71 in the year 1854.  

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 on this day in history.  

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