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Year 1853 in History

Events in History

  • Jun 24 US President Franklin Pierce signs the Gadsden Purchase, buying 29,670 square-miles (76,800 square km) from Mexico for $10 million (now southern Arizona and New Mexico)
  • Jul 8 Commodore Matthew C. Perry sails his frigate Susquehanna into Tokyo Bay, opening Japan to Western influence and trade
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Historical Marriages

  • Jan 30 Emperor and French President Napoleon III marries Eugenie de Montijo, Countess of Teba
  • May 19 Dutch prince Henry marries princess Amalia of Saxony-Weimar
  • Jun 17 Prime Minister of Canada Alexander Mackenzie (31) weds second wife Jane Sym

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