On This Day

What Happened on March 8, 1853

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Famous Birthdays

  • Edward Hubertus Joannes Keurvels, Flemish composer (Parisina), born in Antwerp (d. 1916)

Famous Deaths

  • Edward John Dent, British clockmaker to Queen Victoria and commissioned to make Big Ben, London (completed after his death by his son Frederick Dent), dies at 62