1854 in the United States

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1854 in the United States
Years: 1851 1852 185318541855 1856 1857

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Events from the year 1854 in the United States.

Incumbents[edit]

Events[edit]

January–June[edit]

March 31: Perry (center) signs the Convention of Kanagawa

July–December[edit]

Kansas Territory
Nebraska Territory

Undated[edit]

Ongoing[edit]

Births[edit]

  • June 9 – John F. Shafroth, United States Senator from Colorado from 1913 till 1919. Died in 1922.
  • July 30 – John Sharp Williams, United States Senator from Mississippi from 1911 till 1923. (died 1932)
  • August 18 – James Paul Clarke, Governor of Arkansas from 1895 till 1897 and United States Senator from Arkansas from 1903 till 1916. Died in 1916.
  • August 29 – John Black, United States Senator from Mississippi from 1832 till 1838. Died in 1854.

Deaths[edit]

  • January 18 – Robert M. Charlton, United States Senator from Georgia from 1852 till 1853. (born 1807)
  • August 14 – Solomon W. Downs, United States Senator from Louisiana from 1847 till 1853. (born 1801)
  • August 21 – Thomas Clayton, United States Senator from Delaware from 1824 till 1827 and from 1837 till 1847. (born 1777)
  • October 8 – Gideon Tomlinson, United States Senator from Connecticut from 1831 till 1837. (born 1780)
  • December 28 – James Morehead, United States Senator from Kentucky from 1841 to 1847. (born 1797)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Today in History: September 20, The Library of Congress, American Memory.
  2. ^ "Irish immigrants fight back in 1854 nativist riots", stltoday.com
  3. ^ "Peoria Speech, October 16, 1854". National Park Service. Retrieved November 3, 2012. 
  4. ^ McDermott, Kathleen (1998). Timex: A Company and Its Community. ISBN 0-9675087-0-3. 

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