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What Happened on June 24, 1853

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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)

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

1853 Highlights

About June 24, 1853

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 167 years, 6 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Cancer