On This Day

What Happened on January 1, 1853

Historical Events

  • 1st practical fire engine (horse-drawn) in US enters service

Famous Birthdays

  • Hans Koessler, German composer, conductor and music teacher, born in Waldeck, Kingdom of Bavaria (d. 1926)

Famous Deaths

  • Gregory Blaxland, Australian explorer, dies of suicide at 74
1853 Highlights

About January 1, 1853

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 168 years, 9 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Capricorn