What Happened on January 1, 1854

Historical Events

  • Presbyterian minister John Miller Dickey and his wife, Sarah Emlen Cresson, found Ashmun Institute, a Black college (later Lincoln University),in Hinsonville, Pennsylvania

Famous Birthdays

  • James George Frazer, Scottish anthropologist and folklorist (The Golden Bough), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1941)
Born in 1854
1854 Highlights

About January 1, 1854

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 169 years, 5 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Capricorn