1854 in History – What happened in year 1854

In history, year 1854 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1854.

Know what happened in 1854:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
03 DecemberAt least 22 people were killed and 35 others were injured whenrebelling miners at the Eureka Stockade in Ballarat, Victoria,Australia, clashed violently with the police and the military.
08 DecemberIn his apostolic constitution Ineffabilis Deus, Pope Pius IXproclaimed the dogmatic definition of Immaculate Conception, which holdsthat the Virgin Mary was born free of original sin.
21 OctoberFlorence Nightingale and a staff of 38 nurses were sent toTurkey to help treat wounded British soldiers fighting in the CrimeanWar.
08 DecemberIn his apostolic constitution Ineffabilis Deus, Pope Pius IXproclaimed the dogmatic definition of the Immaculate Conception, whichholds that the Virgin Mary was conceived free of original sin.
30 MayThe Kansas–Nebraska Act became law, establishing the U.S.territories of Nebraska and Kansas, repealing the 1820 MissouriCompromise, and allowing settlers in those territories to determine ifthey would permit slavery within their boundaries.
09 AugustHenry David Thoreau published Walden, his account of havingspent two years living mostly in isolation on the shores of Walden Pondnear Concord, Massachusetts, US.
20 MarchAt a meeting in Ripon, Wisconsin, US, an anti-slavery politicalparty decided to name itself the Republican Party.
21 OctoberFlorence Nightingale and a staff of 38 nurses were sent to Turkey to help treat wounded British soldiers fighting in the Crime an War.
25 OctoberCrimean War-Lord Cardigan led his cavalry to disaster in theBattle of Balaclava.
31 MarchU.S. Navy Commodore Matthew C. Perry (Japanese depictionpictured) and the Tokugawa shogunate signed the Convention of Kanagawa,forcing the opening of Japanese ports to American trade.
29 NovemberThe Eureka Flag was flown for the first time, during the EurekaStockade rebellion in Australia.
21 OctoberFlorence Nightingale and a staff of 38 nurses were sent to Turkey to help treat wounded British soldiers fighting in the Crimean War.
30 MayThe Kansas–Nebraska Act became law, establishing the US territories of Nebraska and Kansas, repealing the 1820 Missouri Compromise, and allowing settlers in those territories to determine if they would permit slavery within their boundaries.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1854:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 SeptemberEngelbert Humperdinck / Composer / Germany
03 JulyLeoš Janáček / Composer / Czech Republic
03 SeptemberCharles Tatham / Fencer / United States of America
05 NovemberPaul Sabatier / Academic / France
09 NovemberMaud Howe Elliott / Author / United States of America
10 January Ramón Corral / Politician / Mexico
12 JulyGeorge Eastman / Business Man / United States of America
13 DecemberHerman Bavinck / Philosopher / Netherlands
14 March Thomas R. Marshall / Politician / United States of America
14 March John Lane / Publisher / United Kingdom
17 February Friedrich Alfred Krupp / Business Man / Germany
19 JuneHjalmar Mellin / Mathematician / Finland
19 JuneAlfredo Catalani / Academic / Italy
20 OctoberArthur Rimbaud / Poet / France
21 AprilWilliam Stang / Bishop / Germany
26 March Maurice Lecoq / Target Shooter / France
26 DecemberJosé Yves Limantour / Politician / Mexico
26 AugustArnold Fothergill / Cricketer / United Kingdom
28 AprilHertha Marks Ayrton / Engineer / Poland
31 January David Emmanuel / Academic / Romania

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