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Historical Events In 1854

Wednesday, 19 February 2020

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

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

Aug 12   In the year 1854 alfred Gilbert, sculptor/goldsmith  

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   On this day in history moritz Moszkowski, composer  

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

Aug 24   In the year 1854 nikolay Vladimirovich Scherbachov, composer  

Aug 29   Self-governing windmill patented (Daniel Halladay) on this day in history.  

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

Sep 01   On this day in history engelbert Humperdinck, Germany, opera composer (Parisfal)  

Sep 04   In the year 1854 english/French assault on Petropavlovsk Kamchatka  

Sep 08   Willem M van Rossum, Dutch cardinal/prefect of Propaganda File in the year 1854.  

Sep 10   On this day in history anton CR Dreesmann, German/Neth manufacturer (Vroom & Dreesman)  

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

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

Sep 19   Henry Meyer patents sleeping rail car on this day in history.  

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

Sep 27   Steamship "Arctic" sinks with 300 people on board on this day in history.  

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

Sep 28   Adam Sedgwick, Norwich England, English zoologist (Peripatus) in the year 1854.  

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   William Crawford Gorgas, US, Surgeon-Gen, help cure yellow fever on this day in history.  

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   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.  

Oct 10   US Assay Office in New York City, NY opens on this day in history.  

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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   In the year 1854 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   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   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   William Carr Beresford, 1st Viscount Beresford, British general and politician (b. 1768) died on this day in history.  

Jan 09   On this day in history filippo Traetta, [Philip Trajetta], Ital composer, dies at 77  

Jan 18   On this day in history juda Turo, American philanthropist, dies  

Feb 04   On this day in history carl Ludwig Cornelius Westenholz, composer, dies at 66  

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   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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