On This Day

June 1853 in History

Events in History

  • Jun 21 Envelope-folding machine patented by Russell Hawes in Worcester, Massachusetts [1]

Historic Event

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)

Birthdays in History

  • Jun 3 Flinders Petrie, English Egyptologist (Merneptah Stele, measured the pyramids), born in London, England (d. 1942)

Weddings in History

Deaths in History

  • Jun 12 Johannes Cornelis de Jonge, Dutch historian and archivist, dies at 60
  • Jun 18 Branko Radicevic, Serbian poet (1st Serbian Uprising), dies