On This Day

What Happened on July 18, 1853

Historical Events

  • Completion of Grand Trunk Line, trains begin running over 1st North American railroad between Portland, Maine and Montreal

Famous Birthdays

  • Hendrik Antoon Lorentz, Dutch physicist (electromagnetic radiation, Nobel 1902), born in Arnherm, Netherlands (d.1928)
1853 Highlights

About July 18, 1853

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 168 years, 3 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Cancer