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Historical Events In 1854

Sunday, 24 May 2020

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

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 on this day in history.  

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

Aug 20   Friedrich WJ von Schelling, German philosopher, dies at 79 on this day in history.  

Aug 22   Milan I, King of Serbia in the year 1854.  

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

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

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

Sep 01   Engelbert Humperdinck, Germany, opera composer (Parisfal) on this day in history.  

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   Anton CR Dreesmann, German/Neth manufacturer (Vroom & Dreesman) in the year 1854.  

Sep 14   Allied armies, including those of Britain & France, land in Crimea in the year 1854.  

Sep 17   On this day in history hans Muller, music historian  

Sep 19   Henry Meyer patents sleeping rail car in the year 1854.  

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   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   In the year 1854 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 in the year 1854.  

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

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   The Great fire of Newcastle and Gateshead started shortly after midnight, leading to 53 deaths and hundreds injured on this day in history.  

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 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 on this day in history.  

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

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

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   In the year 1854 birth of aletta [Henriette] Jacobs, 1st Dutch female physician  

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   On this day in history 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 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   Hugues F R de Lamennais, French priest/writer, dies at 71 in the year 1854.  

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 in the year 1854.  

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