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Historical Events In 1854

Friday, 22 March 2019

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

Jan 05   In the year 1854 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 on this day in history.  

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

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

Jan 10   On this day in history peter Gast, composer  

Jan 13   On this day in history anthony Foss patents accordion  

Jan 13   On this day in history anthony Foss patents the accordion  

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

Jan 18   In the year 1854 filibuster William Walker proclaims Republic of Sonora in NW Mexico  

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

Jan 18   In the year 1854 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   On this day in history aleksandr Ostrovsky's "Bednost ne Porok," premieres in Moscow  

Jan 29   In the year 1854 willem PC Knuttel, Dutch bibliographer/librarian  

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 in the year 1854.  

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

Feb 01   Fire destroys Parliament Buildings at Quebec; government transfers to Toronto; hastens the decision to move to Ottawa on this day in history.  

Feb 02   In the year 1854 pope Pius IX encyclical "On persecution of Armenians"  

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 in the year 1854.  

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 on this day in history.  

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

Feb 11   In the year 1854 major streets lit by coal gas for 1st time  

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

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

Feb 16   Oscar Fetras, composer in the year 1854.  

Feb 17   In the year 1854 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   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   Peter Gast, composer was born on this day in history.  

Jan 18   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

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

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   In the year 1854 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   Willard Richards, American religious leader (b. 1804) died on this day in history.  

Apr 06   On this day in history william Strickland, US architect, dies  

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