Historical Events in May 1853

  • May 1 Argentina adopts its constitution
  • May 2 Franconi's Hippodrome opens (NYC)
  • May 6 1st major US rail disaster kills 46 (Norwalk, Connecticut)
  • May 14 Gail Borden, land surveyor, newspaper publisher, and inventor, patents his process for condensed milk
  • May 17 Thorbeckes liberals win 2nd-Parliamentary election
  • May 23 Buenos Aires gains independence from Argentina (reunited 1859)
  • May 31 Elisha Kane's Arctic expedition leaves NY aboard Advance