What Happened on July 14, 1853

Historical Events

  • Commodore Perry requests trade relations with Japan
  • New Zealand holds its first general election

Historic Event

US President Franklin Pierce opens the "Exhibition of the Industry of All Nations" (a World's Fair), at the Crystal Palace in New York City (now site of Bryant Park)

1853 Highlights

About July 14, 1853

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 169 years, 6 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Cancer