On This Day

What Happened on December 3, 1854

Historical Events

Eureka Stockade

Eureka Stockade: In what is claimed by many to be the birth of Australian democracy, more than 20 goldminers at Ballarat, Victoria, are killed by state troopers in an uprising over mining licences

Famous Birthdays

  • William Milton, British cricket all-rounder (3 Tests South Africa, 2 wickets) and rugby union centre (2 Tests England), born in Little Marlow, England (d. 1930)
1854 Highlights

About December 3, 1854

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 167 years, 5 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Sagittarius