On This Day

Historical Events in October 1853

  • Oct 2 Austrian law forbids Jews from owning land
  • Oct 4 Ottoman Empire declares war on the Russian Empire starting the Crimean War after various disagreements including Russian occupation of the Ottoman controlled Danubian Principalities
  • Oct 6 4th National Women's Rights Convention opens in Cleveland Ohio
  • Oct 12 John Morrissey wins boxing title, when Yankee Sullivan leaves ring after 36th round to slug Morrissey's fans
  • Oct 19 First flour mill in Hawaii begins operations
  • Oct 23 Maastricht-Aken railway in Netherlands opens