Historical Events in February 1854

  • Feb 2 Pope Pius IX encyclical "On persecution of Armenians"
  • Feb 4 Alvan Bovay proposes name "Republican Party", Ripon, Wisc
  • Feb 6 Composer Robert Schumann is saved from suicide attempt into the Rhine
  • Feb 11 Major streets lit by coal gas for 1st time

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Feb 16 Franz Liszt's symphony "Orpheus" premieres

Composer/Pianist Franz Liszt
Franz Liszt
  • Feb 17 Britain recognises independence of Orange Free State (South Africa)
  • Feb 22 1st meeting of Republican Party (Michigan)
  • Feb 23 Great Britain & Orange Free state sign Convention of Bloemfontein
  • Feb 27 Composer Robert Schumann saved from suicide attempt in Rhine
  • Feb 28 Republican Party formally organized at Ripon, Wisc