On This Day

September 1854 in History

Events in History

  • 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 Steamship "Arctic" collides with "vesta" off Newfoundland coast due to heavy fog, killing 322

Birthdays in History

  • Sep 2 Hans Jæger, Norwegian writer and political activist (d. 1910)
  • Sep 8 Willem Marinus van Rossum, Dutch cardinal and prefect of Propaganda File, born in Zwolle, Overijssel, Netherlands (d. 1932)
  • Sep 10 Anton Dreesmann, German-Dutch manufacturer (Vroom & Dreesman), born in Haselünne, Germany (d. 1934)
  • Sep 17 David Dunbar Buick, Scottish-American automobile pioneer (Buick Motor Company), born in Arbroath, Angus, Scotland (d. 1929)
  • Sep 23 Cornelis W Lely, Dutch engineer/Governor of Suriname (1902-05)
  • Sep 28 Adam Sedgwick, English zoologist (Peripatus), born in Norwich, England (d. 1913)

Weddings in History