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, composer

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? 167 years, 9 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Capricorn