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Historical Events In 1854

Monday, 14 October 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   Alfred Gilbert, sculptor/goldsmith in the year 1854.  

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

Aug 20   In the year 1854 friedrich WJ von Schelling, German philosopher, dies at 79  

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

Aug 23   On this day in history moritz Moszkowski, composer  

Aug 24   In the year 1854 national emigration convention meets in Cleveland  

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

Aug 29   Self-governing windmill patented (Daniel Halladay) in the year 1854.  

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   On this day in history english/French assault on Petropavlovsk Kamchatka  

Sep 08   On this day in history willem M van Rossum, Dutch cardinal/prefect of Propaganda File  

Sep 10   On this day in history 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 in the year 1854.  

Sep 19   Henry Meyer patents sleeping rail car on this day in history.  

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) in the year 1854.  

Sep 27   Steamship "Arctic" sinks with 300 people on board on this day in history.  

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

Sep 28   On this day in history adam Sedgwick, Norwich England, English zoologist (Peripatus)  

Sep 29   Martin Pluddemann, composer in the year 1854.  

Oct 01   On this day in history 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 in the year 1854.  

Oct 07   Christiaan R de Wet, South Africa, Boer General (Nicholsonsnek) on this day in history.  

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

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

Oct 10   On this day in history uS Assay Office in New York City, NY opens  

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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 in the year 1854.  

Jan 09   In the year 1854 birth of jennie Jerome, American society beauty and mother of Winston Churchill (d. 1921)  

Jan 10   On this day in history birth of peter Gast, composer  

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 in the year 1854.  

Feb 09   Edward Carson, 1st Baron Carson, lawyer/leader (Irish Unionist Party) was born on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1854.  

Jan 09   Filippo Traetta, [Philip Trajetta], Ital composer, dies at 77 in the year 1854.  

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

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 on this day in history.  

Mar 06   On this day in history caspar GC Reinwardt, German/Dutch biologist, dies at 80  

Mar 11   Willard Richards, American religious leader (b. 1804) died in the year 1854.  

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

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