On This Day

What Happened on December 30, 1853

Historical Events

  • A dinner party is held inside a life-size model of an Iguanodon (ornithopod dinosaur) created by Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins and Sir Richard Owen in south London

Famous Birthdays

  • André Charles Prosper Messager, French organist, composer and conductor (Les Deux Pigeons, Véronique), born in Montluçon, France (d. 1929)
1853 Highlights

About December 30, 1853

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 166 years, 10 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Capricorn