On This Day

What Happened in February 1853

Historical Events

  • Feb 21 US authorizes minting of $3 gold pieces

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 6 Ignacij Klemenčič, Slovenian physicist, born in Trebnje, Slovenia (d. 1901)
  • Feb 9 Leander Starr Jameson, Prime Minister of South African Cape colony
  • Feb 12 Bertram Luard-Selby, British organist and composer, born in Ightham, Kent, England (d. 1918)
  • Feb 14 Jan van Rijswijck, Flemish journalist and Mayor of Antwerp, born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1906)
  • Feb 18 August Belmont Jr, breeder (Man 'O War)/founder (NY Jockey Club)