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Historical Events In 1854

Saturday, 15 May 2021

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

Aug 09   In the year 1854 henry David Thoreau publishes "Walden"  

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

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

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   On this day in history milan I, King of Serbia  

Aug 23   In the year 1854 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) on this day in history.  

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

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   In the year 1854 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   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 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   On this day in history adam Sedgwick, Norwich England, English zoologist (Peripatus)  

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 on this day in history.  

Oct 03   On this day in history william Crawford Gorgas, US, Surgeon-Gen, help cure yellow fever  

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

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   On this day in history christiaan R de Wet, South Africa, Boer General (Nicholsonsnek)  

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

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

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Famous Birthdays In 1854

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 01   In the year 1854 birth of james Frazer, Britain, anthropologist/author (The Golden Bough)  

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 in the year 1854.  

Jan 10   Peter Gast, composer was born in the year 1854.  

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   On this day in history birth of edward Carson, 1st Baron Carson, lawyer/leader (Irish Unionist Party)  

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   On this day in history filippo Traetta, [Philip Trajetta], Ital composer, dies at 77  

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

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

Feb 17   In the year 1854 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 in the year 1854.  

Apr 06   William Strickland, US architect, dies on this day in history.  

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