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Historical Events In 1854

Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Aug 09   Henry David Thoreau publishes "Walden" in the year 1854.  

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

Aug 12   On this day in history alfred Gilbert, sculptor/goldsmith  

Aug 16   On this day in history duncan Phyfe, furniture maker, dies  

Aug 20   On this day in history friedrich WJ von Schelling, German philosopher, dies at 79  

Aug 22   Milan I, King of Serbia on this day in history.  

Aug 23   Moritz Moszkowski, composer in the year 1854.  

Aug 24   National emigration convention meets in Cleveland on this day in history.  

Aug 24   In the year 1854 nikolay Vladimirovich Scherbachov, composer  

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   In the year 1854 engelbert Humperdinck, Germany, opera composer (Parisfal)  

Sep 04   English/French assault on Petropavlovsk Kamchatka on this day in history.  

Sep 08   Willem M van Rossum, Dutch cardinal/prefect of Propaganda File on this day in history.  

Sep 10   On this day in history anton CR Dreesmann, German/Neth manufacturer (Vroom & Dreesman)  

Sep 14   Allied armies, including those of Britain & France, land in Crimea on this day in history.  

Sep 17   In the year 1854 hans Muller, music historian  

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   On this day in history british and French defeat Russians at Alma, in the Crimea  

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

Sep 27   Steamship "Arctic" sinks with 300 people on board in the year 1854.  

Sep 27   The steamship liner Arctic sinks in the Atlantic Ocean, killing 300 people on this day in history.  

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

Sep 29   In the year 1854 martin Pluddemann, composer  

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 on this day in history.  

Oct 04   Abraham Lincoln made his 1st political speech at Illinois State Fair on this day in history.  

Oct 04   Honest Abe Lincoln made his first great political speech while attending the Illinois State Fair in Springfield on this day in history.  

Oct 06   The Great fire of Newcastle and Gateshead started shortly after midnight, leading to 53 deaths and hundreds injured in the year 1854.  

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

Oct 09   In the year 1854 the siege of Sebastopol begins.  

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

Oct 10   US Assay Office in New York City, NY opens on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1854

Famous People Born In This Year In History

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

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 on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1854.  

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

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

Feb 09   Edward Carson, 1st Baron Carson, lawyer/leader (Irish Unionist Party) was born in the year 1854.  

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   Hugues F R de Lamennais, French priest/writer, dies at 71 in the year 1854.  

Mar 06   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

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