On This Day

What Happened on August 9, 1854

Historical Events


Book releaseHistoric Publication

Henry David Thoreau publishes "Walden"

Naturalist/Pacifist Henry David Thoreau
Naturalist/Pacifist
Henry David Thoreau

Famous Deaths

  • Frederik Augustus II, king of Saxon (1836-54), dies at 57
1854 Highlights

About August 9, 1854

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 166 years, 3 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Leo