On This Day

What Happened on July 14, 1853

Historical Events

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

US President Franklin Pierce opens World Fair - Exhibition of the Industry of All Nations in New York

14th US President Franklin Pierce
14th US President
Franklin Pierce

1853 Highlights

About July 14, 1853

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 167 years and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Cancer