On This Day

What Happened on March 5, 1853

Historical Events


Historic InventionSteinway & Sons Piano

Piano company Steinway & Sons founded by Heinrich Steinweg (later Henry Steinway) in New York City

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Steinway Piano Advertisement circa 1866
Steinway Piano Advertisement circa 1866
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Famous Birthdays

  • Arthur Foote, American classical composer, and a member of the "Boston Six" (Suite for Strings in E), born in Salem, Massachusetts (d. 1937)
  • Howard Pyle, illustrator/painter/author (King Stork)

Famous Deaths

  • August Kestner, German art collector and diplomat, dies at 75
1853 Highlights

About March 5, 1853

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 167 years, 8 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Pisces