What Happened in August 1853

Historical Events

  • Aug 8 Russian fleet appears at Nagasaki, Japan
  • Aug 24 1st potato chips prepared by chef George Crum (Saratoga Springs, NY)

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 12 Jean Louis Nicode, composer
  • Aug 19 Aleksei Brusilov, Russian general (d. 1926)
  • Aug 28 Vladimir Shukhov, Russian engineer and inventor (d. 1939)

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 4 Confederate general Thomas Jackson (29) weds Elinor Junkin in Lexington

Confederate General Stonewall Jackson
Confederate General
Stonewall Jackson

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 6 Josif Josifovich Genishta, composer, dies at 57
  • Aug 15 Giovanni Battista Polledro, composer, dies at 72
  • Aug 18 Peter Lichtenthal, composer, dies at 73
  • Aug 23 Alexander Calder, first mayor of Beaumont, Texas (b. 1806)