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Historical Events In 1854

Sunday, 23 February 2020

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

Jan 01   Lincoln University, a black college, chartered (Oxford PA) in the year 1854.  

Jan 01   Lincoln University, a black college, chartered (Oxford, Penn) in the year 1854.  

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

Jan 05   On this day in history steamship San Francisco wrecked-300 die  

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   Anthony Foss patents accordion on this day in history.  

Jan 13   In the year 1854 anthony Foss patents the accordion  

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   In the year 1854 juda Turo, American philanthropist, dies  

Jan 18   Thomas A Watson, needed by Bell, inventor assistant (Telephone) on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

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

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" in the year 1854.  

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

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

Feb 04   Carl Ludwig Cornelius Westenholz, composer, dies at 66 on this day in history.  

Feb 06   On this day in history composer R Schumann is saved from suicide attempt into the Rhine  

Feb 09   On this day in history 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   On this day in history major streets lit by coal gas for first time  

Feb 16   On this day in history franz Liszts symphony "Orpheus," premieres  

Feb 16   Oscar Fetras, composer in the year 1854.  

Feb 17   British recognize independence of Orange Free State (South Africa) in the year 1854.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1854

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 01   In the year 1854 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   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   Thomas A Watson, needed by Bell, inventor assistant (Telephone) was born on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

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

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

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   Caspar GC Reinwardt, German/Dutch biologist, dies at 80 on this day in history.  

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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