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Historical Events In 1854

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Aug 09   In the year 1854 frederik Augustus II, king of Saxon (1836-54), dies at 57  

Aug 09   On this day in history henry David Thoreau publishes "Walden"  

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

Aug 12   Alfred Gilbert, sculptor/goldsmith on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1854 moritz Moszkowski, composer  

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

Aug 24   Nikolay Vladimirovich Scherbachov, composer in the year 1854.  

Aug 29   On this day in history 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   In the year 1854 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   Anton CR Dreesmann, German/Neth manufacturer (Vroom & Dreesman) on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1854 henry Meyer patents sleeping rail car  

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

Sep 20   In the year 1854 british and French defeat Russians at Alma, in the Crimea  

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

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 on this day in history.  

Sep 28   Adam Sedgwick, Norwich England, English zoologist (Peripatus) on this day in history.  

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

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 in the year 1854.  

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

Oct 04   On this day in history abraham Lincoln made his 1st political speech at Illinois State Fair  

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

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

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

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 in the year 1854.  

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 18   Thomas A Watson, needed by Bell, inventor assistant (Telephone) was born in the year 1854.  

Jan 29   In the year 1854 birth of willem PC Knuttel, Dutch bibliographer/librarian  

Feb 09   Aletta [Henriette] Jacobs, 1st Dutch female physician was born on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1854.  

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

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

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

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