On This Day

What Happened on May 11, 1854

Famous Birthdays

  • Jack Blackham, Australian cricket wicketkeeper (35 Tests, 4 x 50s, 61 dismissals; Victoria CA), born in Melbourne, Australia (d. 1932)
  • Ottmar Mergenthaler, German-American inventor who invented the linotype machine that revolutionized printing, born in Hachtel, Kingdom of W├╝rttemberg (d. 1899)
1854 Highlights

About May 11, 1854

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 167 years, 8 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Taurus