On This Day

What Happened on June 24, 1853

Historical Events

Historic Event

US President Franklin Pierce signs the Gadsden Purchase, buying 29,670 square-miles (76,800 square km) from Mexico for $10 million (now southern Arizona and New Mexico)

1853 Highlights

About June 24, 1853

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 168 years, 7 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Cancer