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Historical Events In 1854

Saturday, 28 March 2020

Nov 21   Benedict XV, [Giacomo PGB marques della Chiessa], 258th Pope (1914-22) in the year 1854.  

Nov 25   John G Lockhart, [scorpion], English biographer, dies at 60 on this day in history.  

Nov 26   Matthijs Siegenbeek, literature (Defeated German Spelling), dies in the year 1854.  

Nov 27   In the year 1854 aloys L earl von Aehrenthal, Austrian minister of Foreign affairs  

Nov 28   Dutch army stops Chinese uprising in Borneo on this day in history.  

Nov 28   On this day in history gottlieb J Haberlandt, Hungarians/German botanist  

Dec 01   On this day in history armed Diggers prepare for confrontation with troops on Eureka Hill, Victcoria.  

Dec 03   Eureka Stockade: In what is claimed by many to be the birth of Australian democracy, more than 20 goldminers at Ballarat, Victoria, Australia are killed by state troopers in an uprising over mining licences in the year 1854.  

Dec 05   On this day in history aaron Allen of Boston patents folding theater chair  

Dec 08   In the year 1854 pope Pius IX proclaims Immaculate Conception, makes Mary, free of Original Sin  

Dec 09   On this day in history lord Tennyson's poem, "Charge of the Light Brigade," published  

Dec 09   Pekka Hannikainen, composer in the year 1854.  

Dec 15   In the year 1854 1st street-cleaning machine in US 1st used in Philadelphia  

Dec 15   In the year 1854 first street-cleaning machine in US first used in Philadelphia  

Dec 15   Philadelphia residents were amazed as the first street cleaning machine was put into operation in the year 1854.  

Dec 19   Allen Wilson of Conn patents sewing machine to sew curving seams on this day in history.  

Dec 25   Opening of the Bytown and Prescott Railway between Prescott and Bytown (now Ottawa), 54 miles. First rail service to what is now Canada's Capital. Bytown was renamed Ottawa in 1855 and the railway became the Ottawa and Prescott Railway Company, now part of Canadian Pacific on this day in history.  

Dec 26   Wood-pulp paper 1st exhibited, Buffalo on this day in history.  

Dec 26   Wood-pulp paper first exhibited, Buffalo on this day in history.  

Dec 30   Pennsylvania Rock Oil Co, 1st in US, incorporated in NYC on this day in history.  

Dec 30   In the year 1854 pennsylvania Rock Oil Co, first in US, incorporated in NYC  

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Famous Birthdays In 1854

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 01   On this day in history birth of james Frazer, Britain, anthropologist/author (The Golden Bough)  

Jan 06   On this day in history 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   On this day in history birth of thomas A Watson, needed by Bell, inventor assistant (Telephone)  

Jan 29   Willem PC Knuttel, Dutch bibliographer/librarian was born on this day in history.  

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

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

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 on this day in history.  

Mar 11   On this day in history death of willard Richards, American religious leader (b. 1804)  

Apr 06   William Strickland, US architect, dies in the year 1854.  

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