On This Day

What Happened on August 9, 1854

Historical Events

Historic Publication

American transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau publishes "Walden"

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? 167 years, 3 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Leo