Historical Events for August 1854
Events 1 - 7 of 7
4th - The Hinomaru is established as the official flag to be flown from Japanese ships.
6th - Congress passes Confiscation Act
8th - Smith & Wesson patents metal bullet cartridges
9th - Henry David Thoreau publishes "Walden"
24th - National emigration convention meets in Cleveland
29th - Self-governing windmill patented (Daniel Halladay)
30th - John Fremont issues proclamation freeing slaves of Missouri rebels