On This Day

What Happened on January 3, 1853

Historical Events

  • Solomon Northup, author of the memoir "Twelve Years a Slave, is freed after 7 illegal years in slavery with aid of Washington Hunt, Governor of New York

Famous Birthdays

  • Iwan Knorr, German composer, born in Mewe (d. 1916)

Famous Deaths

  • Theodor Uhlig, composer, dies at 30
1853 Highlights

About January 3, 1853

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 168 years, 11 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Capricorn