March 1853 in History

Events in History

  • Mar 2 Territory of Washington organized after separating from Oregon Territory
  • Mar 3 Transcontinental railroad survey is authorized by US Congress
  • Mar 3 US Assay Office in NYC authorized
  • Mar 4 Pope Pius IX recovers Catholic hierarchy in Netherlands
  • Mar 4 William Rufus de Vane King (D) sworn in as 13th US VP

Birthdays in History

  • Mar 5 Howard Pyle, illustrator/painter/author (King Stork)
  • Mar 14 Ferdinand Hodler, Swiss painter (d. 1918)
  • Mar 28 Rudolf Kittel, German theologist (Psalms)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 30 Vincent van Gogh, Dutch artist, painter and pioneer of Expressionism (The Potato Eaters, Irises), born in Groot-Zundert, Netherlands (d. 1890)

Deaths in History

  • Mar 4 Christian Leopold von Buch, German geologist (b. 1774)
  • Mar 5 Georg A Kestner, German art collector/diplomat, dies at 75
  • Mar 8 Edward John Dent, British Clockmaker, dies at 62

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 17 Christian Doppler, Austrian physicist, dies at 49