On This Day

Historical Events in September 1854

  • Sep 4 English/French assault on Petropavlovsk Kamchatka
  • 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 InterestBattle of the Alma

Sep 20 Battle of the Alma: first major battle of Crimean War. British and French alliance defeat the Russians
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2nd Rifle Brigade leading the Light Division across the river at the Battle of the Alma on September 20, 1854 during the Crimean War
2nd Rifle Brigade leading the Light Division across the river at the Battle of the Alma on September 20, 1854 during the Crimean War
  • Sep 27 Steamship "Arctic" collides with "vesta" off Newfoundland coast due to heavy fog, killing 322