1853 in the United States

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Events from the year 1853 in the United States.


Incumbents[edit]

Federal Government[edit]

March 2: Washington Territory separates from Oregon Territory

Events[edit]

January–March[edit]

March 4: Franklin Pierce becomes President
The president's wife, Jane, with their son Bennie, ca. 1850

April–June[edit]

July–September[edit]

October–December[edit]

December 30: Gadsden Purchase (in yellow)

Undated[edit]

Ongoing[edit]

Births[edit]

  • January 1 – Harry A. Richardson, United States Senator from Delaware from 1907 till 1913. Died in 1928.
  • January 6 – Woodbridge Nathan Ferris, 28th Governor of Michigan from 1913 till 1917 and United States Senator from Michigan from 1923 till 1928. (died 1928)
  • January 19 – Stephen M. White, United States Senator from California from 1893 till 1899. Died in 1901.
  • February 16 – Charles J. Hughes, Jr., United States Senator from Colorado from 1909 till 1911. Died in 1911.
  • March 4 – Alexander S. Clay, United States Senator from Georgia from 1897 till 1910. Died in 1910.
  • November 26 – Bat Masterson, lawman (died 1921)

Deaths[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Downey, Lynn (2008). "Levi Strauss: A Short Biography" (PDF). Levi Strauss & Co. 
  2. ^ Kehl, Roy F.; Kirkland, David R. (2011). The Official Guide to Steinway Pianos. G. Schirmer Inc. p. xvii. ISBN 978-1-57467-198-8. 
  3. ^ Haine, Edgar A. (1993). Railroad Wrecks. pp. 33–34. ISBN 978-0-8453-4844-4. 
  4. ^ Henderson, Harold (1988-06-16). "Big Ideas: Tiny Shimer College has survived for 135 years on great books, high hopes, and very little money". Chicago Reader. 
  5. ^ "Wheaton Academy: Our History". Wheaton Academy. 

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