May 1853 in History

Events in History

  • May 1 Argentina adopts its constitution
  • May 2 Franconi's Hippodrome opens (NYC)
  • May 6 1st major US rail disaster kills 46 (Norwalk, Connecticut)

1stHistoric Invention

May 14 Gail Borden, land surveyor, newspaper publisher and inventor, patents his process for condensed milk

Inventor and Manufacturer of Condensed Milk Gail Borden
Inventor and Manufacturer of Condensed Milk
Gail Borden
  • 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

Birthdays in History

  • May 21 Jacques Marie Eugène Godefroy Cavaignac, French politician (d. 1905)
  • May 28 Carl Larsson, Swedish painter (d. 1919)

Weddings in History

  • May 19 Dutch prince Henry marries princess Amalia of Saxony-Weimar

Deaths in History

  • May 8 Joannes P Roothaan, 1st Dutch lt col-gen of Jesuits, dies at 67