Historical Events in September 1854

  • Sep 4 English and French lay siege to the eastern Russian city of Petropavlovsk Kamchatsky during the Crimean war
  • Sep 14 British and French forces land at Calamita Bay on the Crimean Peninsula, during the Crimean War
  • Sep 19 Henry Meyer patents sleeping rail car

Battle of the Alma

Sep 20 Battle of the Alma: British, French and Ottoman alliance defeat the Russian Empire in the 1st major battle of the Crimean War

  • Sep 27 French fishing vessel SS Vesta collides with American passenger paddle-wheel ship SS Arctic off Newfoundland in heavy fog, sinking the larger passenger ship; 322 killed, most of the survivors were crew members