August 1853 in History

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Events in History

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

Birthdays in History

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

Weddings in History


HeartWedding of Interest

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

Confederate General Stonewall Jackson
Confederate General
Stonewall Jackson

Deaths in History

  • Aug 23 Alexander Calder, first mayor of Beaumont, Texas (b. 1806)