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Historical Events In 1854

Thursday, 02 April 2020

Jan 01   In the year 1854 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   In the year 1854 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   On this day in history steamship San Francisco wrecked-300 die  

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

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 in the year 1854.  

Jan 10   In the year 1854 peter Gast, composer  

Jan 13   On this day in history anthony Foss patents accordion  

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

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

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

Jan 18   On this day in history juda Turo, American philanthropist, dies  

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

Jan 21   In the year 1854 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 on this day in history.  

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

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

Jan 31   Dutch KNMI established (Royal Meteorological Institute) 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   Pope Pius IX encyclical "On persecution of Armenians" in the year 1854.  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Feb 16   In the year 1854 oscar Fetras, composer  

Feb 17   On this day in history british recognize independence of Orange Free State (South Africa)  

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

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

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

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

Feb 09   On this day in history birth of aletta [Henriette] Jacobs, 1st Dutch female physician  

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   On this day in history death of william Carr Beresford, 1st Viscount Beresford, British general and politician (b. 1768)  

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

Feb 17   On this day in history hugues F R de Lamennais, French priest/writer, dies at 71  

Mar 06   In the year 1854 caspar GC Reinwardt, German/Dutch biologist, dies at 80  

Mar 11   On this day in history death of willard Richards, American religious leader (b. 1804)  

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

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