This article needs a big cleanup.
Evil doesn't actually mention 1854 or any of the dates below. Pretty much the entire content of this page defies T:NO RW. However, the following stories have proper information on this year, possibly even confirming dates below: The Angel of Scutari, The Crystal Palace, Project Destiny, The Four Doctors, The First Sontarans.
These problems might be so great that the article's factual accuracy has been compromised. Talk about it here or check the revision history or Manual of Style for more information.
On 25 October 1854, the Doctor witnessed the Charge of the Light Brigade, which he remembered as a "magnificent folly". (TV: The Evil of the Daleks)
On 5 November, Mollie Dawson's uncle was killed at the Battle of Inkerman. (TV: The Evil of the Daleks) Nathaniel Whitlock's father fought in the same battle. (AUDIO: Moonflesh)
James Clark Maxwell began his studies of electromagnetism, upon which Theodore Maxtible and Edward Waterfield based their own experiments. (TV: The Evil of the Daleks)