On This Day

What Happened on March 8, 1853

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
1853 Highlights

About March 8, 1853

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 167 years, 6 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Pisces