1854

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1854 was 17 years before the founding of the City of Birmingham and the 35th year of Alabama statehood.

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In 1854, the Taiping Rebellion and Crimean War continued. The Republican Party was founded. The first class of the United States Naval Academy graduated. An epidemic of cholera in London kills about 10,000 people. Henry David Thoreau published Walden.

Notable births in 1854 industrialist Friedrich Alfred Krupp, roll film inventor George Eastman, composer Engelbert Humperdinck, writer Oscar Wilde, cereal manufacturer C. W. Post, composer John Philip Sousa, and Pope Benedict XV. Notable deaths included painter John Martin, physicist Georg Ohm, Lakota chief Conquering Bear, and King Kamehameha III of Hawaii.

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