1853 in History – What happened in year 1853

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.

Know what happened in 1853:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
06 March Giuseppe Verdi's La traviata premiered at Venice's La Fenice, but the performance was so bad that it caused the Italian composer 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 and Thane.
24 September Admiral Febvrier Despointes took formal possession of NewCaledonia for France.
30 November Russian battleships 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(map pictured) from Mexico for $10 million.
30 NovemberRussian warships led by Pavel Nakhimov destroyed an Ottomanfleet of frigates at the Battle of Sinop, precipitating the Crimean War.
16 AprilThe first passenger line of what would become Indian Railways,the state-owned railway company of India, opened between Bombay (nowMumbai) and Thane.
19 JanuaryGiuseppe Verdi's opera Il trovatore was first performed at theTeatro Apollo in Rome.
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 Grandefrom Mexico for $10 million.
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.
04 JanuaryAfter having been kidnapped and sold into slavery in the American South, Solomon Northup regained his freedom; his memoir Twelve Years a Slave later became a national bestseller.
19 JanuaryGiuseppe Verdi's opera Il trovatore was first performed at the Teatro Apollo in Rome.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1853:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
02 SeptemberWilhelm Ostwald / Academic / Germany
03 JuneFlinders Petrie / Academic / United Kingdom
04 AugustJohn Henry Twachtman / Painter / United States of America
05 March Howard Pyle / Author / United States of America
08 MayDan Brouthers / Baseball Player / United States of America
09 JulyWilliam Turner Dannat / Painter / United States of America
09 NovemberStanford White / Architect / United States of America
11 January Georgios Jakobides / Sculptor / Greece
13 OctoberLillie Langtry / Actress / United Kingdom
14 March Ferdinand Hodler / Painter / Switzerland
14 SeptemberPonnambalam Arunachalam / Politician / Sri Lanka
14 DecemberErrico Malatesta / Activist / Italy
16 January André Michelin / Business Man / France
16 SeptemberAlbrecht Kossel / Physician / Germany
17 January T. Alexander Harrison / Painter / United States of America
21 MayJacques Marie Eugène Godefroy Cavaignac / Politician / France
21 SeptemberHeike Kamerlingh Onnes / Academic / Netherlands
27 JulyVladimir Korolenko / Journalist / Ukraine
28 January Vladimir Solovyov / Poet / Russia
30 MarchVincent Van Gogh / Painter / Netherlands

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1853:

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

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