On This Day

What Happened on March 5, 1853

Day of the Week: Saturday

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

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

  • Georg A Kestner, German art collector/diplomat, dies at 75