Historical Events in April 1853

  • Apr 1 Cincinnati became 1st US city to pay fire fighters a regular salary
  • Apr 15 Protestant church questions king Willem III RC bishops
  • Apr 16 The first passenger rail opens in India, from Bori Bunder, Bombay to Thane.
  • Apr 17 Johan Rudolf Thorbecke's government in the Netherlands resigns
  • Apr 17 US Marine Hospital at Presidio (SF) forms
  • Apr 18 1st train in Asia (Bombay to Tanna, 36 km)
  • Apr 19 Netherlands Van Hall government forms
  • Apr 26 Dutch King William III disbands 2nd Chamber
  • Apr 29 Comet C/1853 G1 (Schweizer) approaches within 0.0839 AUs of Earth