On This Day

October 1853 in History

Events in History

  • 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 19 First flour mill in Hawaii begins operations
  • Oct 23 Maastricht-Aken railway in Netherlands opens

Birthdays in History

  • Oct 17 Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia (d. 1920)
  • Oct 29 Josephine Beall Bruce, African-American activist (NACW) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1923)

Deaths in History

  • Oct 2 Fran├žois Arago, French astronomer, physicist (chromosome) and politician, dies at 67