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Historical Events In 1854

Thursday, 13 August 2020

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

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

Aug 10   In the year 1854 j Scott Lidgett, London, theologist  

Aug 12   Alfred Gilbert, sculptor/goldsmith in the year 1854.  

Aug 16   Duncan Phyfe, furniture maker, dies in the year 1854.  

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

Aug 22   In the year 1854 milan I, King of Serbia  

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

Aug 24   National emigration convention meets in Cleveland in the year 1854.  

Aug 24   On this day in history nikolay Vladimirovich Scherbachov, composer  

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   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   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 in the year 1854.  

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

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

Sep 27   On this day in history steamship "Arctic" sinks with 300 people on board  

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

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

Sep 29   In the year 1854 martin Pluddemann, composer  

Oct 01   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 on this day in history.  

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

Oct 04   In the year 1854 abraham Lincoln made his 1st political speech at Illinois State Fair  

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

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

Oct 07   Christiaan R de Wet, South Africa, Boer General (Nicholsonsnek) in the year 1854.  

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

Oct 10   In the year 1854 jeronimo Gimenez y Bellido, composer  

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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 in the year 1854.  

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   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   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   In the year 1854 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 on this day in history.  

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

Feb 04   Carl Ludwig Cornelius Westenholz, composer, dies at 66 in the year 1854.  

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 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 in the year 1854.  

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