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Historical Events In 1854

Friday, 26 February 2021

Aug 09   On this day in history frederik Augustus II, king of Saxon (1836-54), dies at 57  

Aug 09   In the year 1854 henry David Thoreau publishes "Walden"  

Aug 10   J Scott Lidgett, London, theologist on this day in history.  

Aug 12   In the year 1854 alfred Gilbert, sculptor/goldsmith  

Aug 16   In the year 1854 duncan Phyfe, furniture maker, dies  

Aug 20   Friedrich WJ von Schelling, German philosopher, dies at 79 in the year 1854.  

Aug 22   On this day in history milan I, King of Serbia  

Aug 23   Moritz Moszkowski, composer on this day in history.  

Aug 24   On this day in history national emigration convention meets in Cleveland  

Aug 24   Nikolay Vladimirovich Scherbachov, composer on this day in history.  

Aug 29   In the year 1854 self-governing windmill patented (Daniel Halladay)  

Aug 30   On this day in history john Fremont issues proclamation freeing slaves of Missouri rebels  

Sep 01   Engelbert Humperdinck, Germany, opera composer (Parisfal) in the year 1854.  

Sep 04   In the year 1854 english/French assault on Petropavlovsk Kamchatka  

Sep 08   Willem M van Rossum, Dutch cardinal/prefect of Propaganda File in the year 1854.  

Sep 10   In the year 1854 anton CR Dreesmann, German/Neth manufacturer (Vroom & Dreesman)  

Sep 14   On this day in history allied armies, including those of Britain & France, land in Crimea  

Sep 17   Hans Muller, music historian on this day in history.  

Sep 19   Henry Meyer patents sleeping rail car in the year 1854.  

Sep 20   Battle at Alma Krim: 1,000 British soldiers died on this day in history.  

Sep 20   British and French defeat Russians at Alma, in the Crimea on this day in history.  

Sep 23   On this day in history cornelis W Lely, Dutch engineer/gov of Suriname (1902-05)  

Sep 27   In the year 1854 steamship "Arctic" sinks with 300 people on board  

Sep 27   In the year 1854 the steamship liner Arctic sinks in the Atlantic Ocean, killing 300 people  

Sep 28   In the year 1854 adam Sedgwick, Norwich England, English zoologist (Peripatus)  

Sep 29   Martin Pluddemann, composer on this day in history.  

Oct 01   In the year 1854 the watch company founded in 1850 in Roxbury by Aaron Lufkin Dennison relocates to Waltham, Massachusetts, to become the Waltham Watch Company, a pioneer in the American System of Watch Manufacturing.  

Oct 03   William Crawford Gorgas, US, Surgeon-Gen, help cure yellow fever in the year 1854.  

Oct 04   Abraham Lincoln made his 1st political speech at Illinois State Fair in the year 1854.  

Oct 04   In the year 1854 honest Abe Lincoln made his first great political speech while attending the Illinois State Fair in Springfield.  

Oct 06   The Great fire of Newcastle and Gateshead started shortly after midnight, leading to 53 deaths and hundreds injured on this day in history.  

Oct 07   In the year 1854 christiaan R de Wet, South Africa, Boer General (Nicholsonsnek)  

Oct 09   the siege of Sebastopol begins on this day in history.  

Oct 10   Jeronimo Gimenez y Bellido, composer on this day in history.  

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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   On this day in history 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 in the year 1854.  

Jan 10   Peter Gast, composer was born in the year 1854.  

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   In the year 1854 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   On this day in history filippo Traetta, [Philip Trajetta], Ital composer, dies at 77  

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   Caspar GC Reinwardt, German/Dutch biologist, dies at 80 in the year 1854.  

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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