August 1854 in History

Events in History

  • Aug 4 The Hinomaru is established as the official flag to be flown from Japanese ships.
  • Aug 8 Smith & Wesson patents metal bullet cartridges

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 9 Henry David Thoreau publishes "Walden"

Naturalist/Pacifist Henry David Thoreau
Henry David Thoreau
  • Aug 24 National emigration convention meets in Cleveland
  • Aug 29 Self-governing windmill patented (Daniel Halladay)

Birthdays in History

  • Aug 2 Francis Marion Crawford, British author
  • Aug 10 J Scott Lidgett, theologist, born in London, England
  • Aug 12 Alfred Gilbert, sculptor/goldsmith
  • Aug 22 Milan I, King of Serbia

Deaths in History

  • Aug 9 Frederik Augustus II, king of Saxon (1836-54), dies at 57
  • Aug 11 Macedonio Melloni, Italian physicist (b. 1798)
  • Aug 16 Duncan Phyfe, furniture maker, dies

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 20 Friedrich WJ von Schelling, German philosopher, dies at 79