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Historical Events In 1854

Saturday, 18 January 2020

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

Aug 10   On this day in history j Scott Lidgett, London, theologist  

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

Aug 16   Duncan Phyfe, furniture maker, dies on this day in history.  

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

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

Aug 23   On this day in history moritz Moszkowski, composer  

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

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

Aug 29   On this day in history self-governing windmill patented (Daniel Halladay)  

Aug 30   John Fremont issues proclamation freeing slaves of Missouri rebels in the year 1854.  

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

Sep 04   English/French assault on Petropavlovsk Kamchatka in the year 1854.  

Sep 08   In the year 1854 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   Allied armies, including those of Britain & France, land in Crimea on this day in history.  

Sep 17   Hans Muller, music historian in the year 1854.  

Sep 19   On this day in history henry Meyer patents sleeping rail car  

Sep 20   On this day in history battle at Alma Krim: 1,000 British soldiers died  

Sep 20   On this day in history british and French defeat Russians at Alma, in the Crimea  

Sep 23   In the year 1854 cornelis W Lely, Dutch engineer/gov of Suriname (1902-05)  

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   Martin Pluddemann, composer in the year 1854.  

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   In the year 1854 william Crawford Gorgas, US, Surgeon-Gen, help cure yellow fever  

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   On this day in history 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) on this day in history.  

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

Oct 10   On this day in history jeronimo Gimenez y Bellido, composer  

Oct 10   US Assay Office in New York City, NY opens in the year 1854.  

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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 in the year 1854.  

Jan 06   In the year 1854 birth of sherlock Holmes, Mycroft, fictional detective (via Arthur Conan Doyle)  

Jan 09   On this day in history 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   In the year 1854 birth of thomas A Watson, needed by Bell, inventor assistant (Telephone)  

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 on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1854 filippo Traetta, [Philip Trajetta], Ital composer, dies at 77  

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

Feb 04   In the year 1854 carl Ludwig Cornelius Westenholz, composer, dies at 66  

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 on this day in history.  

Mar 11   In the year 1854 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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