On This Day

June 1853 in History

Events in History

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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)

14th US President Franklin Pierce
14th US President
Franklin Pierce

Birthdays in History

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

Weddings in History


LoveWedding of Interest

Jun 17 Prime Minister of Canada Alexander Mackenzie (31) weds second wife Jane Sym

2nd Prime Minister of Canada Alexander Mackenzie
2nd Prime Minister of Canada
Alexander Mackenzie

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