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What Happened on July 5, 1853

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Person of interestCecil Rhodes

Cecil Rhodes, British businessman, diamond merchant and imperialist politician who was Prime Minister of the Cape Colony (1890-96), born in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, England (d. 1902)

British Businessman and Imperialist Politician Cecil Rhodes
British Businessman and Imperialist Politician
Cecil Rhodes

1853 Highlights

About July 5, 1853

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 167 years, 6 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Cancer