1853 in History – What happened in year 1853

✅ Published on April 4th, 2009 in 19th Century in History

In history, year 1853 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1853.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1853 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
19 januaryGiuseppe Verdi's opera Il trovatore was first performed at the Teatro Apollo in Rome.
06 marchGiuseppe Verdi's La traviata premiered at Venice's La Fenice,but the performance was considered so bad that it caused the Italiancomposer to revise portions of the opera.
16 aprilThe first passenger line of what would become Indian Railways, the state-owned railway company of India, opened between Bombay (now Mumbai) and Thane.
18 aprilThe first train ran in India between Mumbai and Thane. It was a journey of 36km.
24 septemberAdmiral Febvrier Despointes took formal possession of New Caledonia for France.
30 novemberRussian warships led by Pavel Nakhimov destroyed an Ottomanfleet of frigates at the Battle of Sinop, precipitating the Crimean War.
30 decemberThe United States purchased approximately 29,600 sq mi(77,000 km2) of land south of the Gila River and west of the Rio Grande From Mexico for $10 million.
14 JulyThe first general elections were held in New Zealand.
11 SeptemberThe first electric telegraph began at the Merchants Exchange between Point Lobos.
24 SeptemberThe first provincial daily newspaper in London, the 'Northern Daily Times \' was published.
19 OctoberThe first flour mill was started in the US Hawaiian Province.
24 AugustNew York chef George Crum made potato chips for the first time.
16 AprilInauguration of Indian Railways, India's first train ran between Victoria Terminus Station and Thane in Bombay.
06 JanuaryFlorida Governor Thomas Brown signed legislation that provided public support for the new East Florida Seminary, leading to the establishment of the University of Florida.
22 FebruaryFounded as Washington University Eliot Seminary in St. Louis.
02 MarchThe clothing company Levi Strauss & Company was established in the United States.
23 AprilThe first passenger train ran from Boribandar, Bombay to Thane in India.
06 MayA major US rail disaster struck the 46 Norwalk, Connecticut) logo.
30 JuneGeorges-Eugène Haasman was chosen as the priority of the Sen. department) to initiate the rebirth of Paris.
14 JulyThe first US World's Fair began at the Crystal Palace in New York.
23 AugustThe first real international weather organization was established in Brussels Belgium.
24 SeptemberNorthern Daily Times First provincial daily newspaper launched in London.
19 OctoberThe first flour mill was started in Hawaii.
04 NovemberCrimean War - Olenetza's War: Turkey conquered the Russians.
30 DecemberGodsen Purchase: The United States purchased approximately 77,000 km2 (29,600 sq mi) of land from Mexico to facilitate rail building in the Southwest.


Famous birthdays in the year 1853:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
02 SeptemberWilhelm Ostwald / Academic / Germany
04 AprilRemy de Gourmont / Poet / France
13 NovemberJohn Drew / Actor / United States of America
13 MayVaiben Louis Solomon / Politician / Australia
14 March Ferdinand Hodler / Painter / Switzerland
14 SeptemberPonnambalam Arunachalam / Politician / Sri Lanka
16 January Johnston Forbes-Robertson / Actor / United Kingdom
17 JulyAlexius Meinong / Philosopher / Austria
17 January T. Alexander Harrison / Painter / United States of America
17 DecemberPierre Paul Émile Roux / Physician / France
19 AugustAleksei Brusilov / General / Russia
19 DecemberCharles Fitzpatrick / Politician / Canada
20 SeptemberChulalongkorn / King / Thailand
21 SeptemberHeike Kamerlingh Onnes / Academic / Netherlands
22 DecemberEvgraf Fedorov / Mathematician / Russia
26 DecemberRené Bazin / Author / France
28 AugustVladimir Shukhov / Engineer / Russia
28 NovemberHelen Magill White / Academic / United States of America
30 DecemberAndré Messager / Painist / France
30 March Vincent van Gogh / Painter / Netherlands

Famous Indian Personalities Birthdays in the year 1853:

YearName / Profession / Country
22 DecemberSarada Devi / Philosopher / India
06 DecemberHaraprasad Shastri / Historian / India
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