On This Day

June 1854 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Jun 13 Anthony Faas, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, patents the 1st US accordion, having made improvements to both the keyboard, and to enhance the sound (Patent No. 11,062)

Birthdays in Music

  • Jun 14 Frederik Rung, Danish composer, born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1914)
  • Jun 19 Alfredo Catalani, Italian operatic composer, born in Lucca, Italy (d. 1893)