On This Day

Historical Events in February 1854

  • Feb 2 Pope Pius IX encyclical "On persecution of Armenians"
  • Feb 4 Alvan Bovay proposes name "Republican Party" in Ripon, Wisconsin
  • Feb 11 For the 1st time coal gas is used to light major streets in San Francisco

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Feb 16 Franz Liszt's symphony "Orpheus" premieres

Composer & Pianist Franz Liszt
Composer & Pianist
Franz Liszt
  • Feb 17 Britain recognises independence of Orange Free State (South Africa)
  • Feb 22 1st meeting of Republican Party (Michigan)
  • Feb 23 Great Britain & Orange Free state sign Convention of Bloemfontein

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 27 German composer Robert Schumann saved from suicide attempt in Rhine River

Composer Robert Schumann
Composer
Robert Schumann
  • Feb 28 Republican Party formally organized in Ripon, Wisconsin