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Historical Events In 1854

Tuesday, 09 August 2022

Jan 01   James Frazer, Britain, anthropologist/author (The Golden Bough) on this day in history.  

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   The McDonald Islands are discovered by Captain William McDonald aboard the Samarang in the year 1854.  

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

Jan 06   On this day in history sherlock Holmes, Mycroft, fictional detective (via Arthur Conan Doyle)  

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

Jan 10   Peter Gast, composer in the year 1854.  

Jan 13   On this day in history anthony Foss patents accordion  

Jan 13   Anthony Foss patents the accordion in the year 1854.  

Jan 18   Filibuster William Walker proclaims Republic of Sonora in NW México in the year 1854.  

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   In the year 1854 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 in the year 1854.  

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

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

Jan 30   The first election in Washington Territory; 1,682 votes cast on this day in history.  

Jan 31   On this day in history dutch KNMI established (Royal Meteorological Institute)  

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

Feb 01   Fire destroys Parliament Buildings at Quebec; government transfers to Toronto; hastens the decision to move to Ottawa in the year 1854.  

Feb 02   On this day in history pope Pius IX encyclical "On persecution of Armenians"  

Feb 04   Alvan Bovay proposes name "Republican Party," Ripon, Wisc on this day in history.  

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

Feb 04   On this day in history carl Ludwig Cornelius Westenholz, composer, dies at 66  

Feb 06   Composer R Schumann is saved from suicide attempt into the Rhine on this day in history.  

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

Feb 11   Major streets lit by coal gas for 1st time on this day in history.  

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

Feb 16   Franz Liszts symphony "Orpheus," premieres in the year 1854.  

Feb 16   On this day in history oscar Fetras, composer  

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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   In the year 1854 birth of sherlock Holmes, Mycroft, fictional detective (via Arthur Conan Doyle)  

Jan 09   Jennie Jerome, American society beauty and mother of Winston Churchill (d. 1921) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 10   Peter Gast, composer was born on this day in history.  

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

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

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

Feb 09   In the year 1854 birth of edward Carson, 1st Baron Carson, lawyer/leader (Irish Unionist Party)  

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   On this day in history filippo Traetta, [Philip Trajetta], Ital composer, dies at 77  

Jan 18   Juda Turo, American philanthropist, dies in the year 1854.  

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

Feb 17   In the year 1854 hugues F R de Lamennais, French priest/writer, dies at 71  

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 in the year 1854.  

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

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