What Happened in September 1854

Historical Events

  • Sep 4 English/French assault on Petropavlovsk Kamchatka
  • Sep 14 British and French forces land at Calamita Bay on the Crimean Peninsula, during the Crimean War
  • 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" collides with "vesta" off Newfoundland coast due to heavy fog, killing 322

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/Governor of Suriname (1902-05)
  • Sep 28 Adam Sedgwick, English zoologist (Peripatus), born in Norwich, England
  • Sep 29 Martin Pluddemann, composer