What Happened in September 1854

Historical Events

  • Sep 4 English/French assault on Petropavlovsk Kamchatka
  • Sep 14 Allied armies, including those of Britain & France, land in Crimea
  • Sep 19 Henry Meyer patents sleeping rail car
  • Sep 20 Battle of the Alma: first major battle of Crimean War. British and French alliance defeat the Russians
  • Sep 27 Steamship "Arctic" sinks with 300 people on board

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 1 Engelbert Humperdinck, German opera composer (Hänsel und Gretel), born in Siegburg, Westphalia (d. 1921)
  • Sep 2 Hans Jæger, Norwegian writer and political activist (d. 1910)
  • Sep 8 Willem M van Rossum, Dutch cardinal/prefect of Propaganda File
  • Sep 10 Anton CR Dreesmann, German/Neth manufacturer (Vroom & Dreesman)
  • Sep 17 Hans Muller, music historian
  • Sep 17 David Dunbar Buick, American automobile pioneer (d. 1929)
  • Sep 23 Cornelis W Lely, Dutch engineer/gov of Suriname (1902-05)
  • Sep 28 Adam Sedgwick, Norwich England, English zoologist (Peripatus)
  • Sep 29 Martin Pluddemann, composer