What Happened on October 16, 1854

Historical Events

Event of Interest

Abraham Lincoln presents his Peoria Speech, denouncing recent federal legislation extending slavery, on the lawn of the Peoria County Courthouse in Peoria, Illinois [1]

Famous Birthdays

  • Karl Kautsky, Austrian philosopher and Marxist theorist (Socialist journal Neue Zeit), born in Prague, Austria-Hungary (d. 1938)

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

Irish playwright and novelist (Importance of Being Earnest, The Picture of Dorian Gray), born in Dublin, Ireland

Born in 1854
1854 Highlights

About October 16, 1854

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 168 years, 11 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Libra