1653 in History
February 2 New Amsterdam becomes a city, later called New York City
February 3 Cardinal Mazarin returns to Paris from exile
February 7 Nicolas Fouquet appointed superintendant of Finance of France
February 20 Defeat of Dutch fleet under Admiral Van Tromp by Adm Blake off Portsmouth
March 14 Johan van Galen beats English fleet at Livorno
April 20 Cromwell routes English parliament to house
May 24 German Parliament selects Ferdinand II king of Austria
June 12 Battle at North Foreland: English fleet beats Dutch
July 4 British Barebones Parliament goes into session
July 30 Johan de Witt sworn in as pension advisor of Holland
July 31 Fronde-leaders surrender in Bordeaux
August 10 Sea battle at Heijde, English fleet beats Dutch
August 15 Dutch ship "Sperwer" stranded at Tsjedzjoe Korea
October 1 Russian parliament accepts annexation of Ukraine
December 1 An athlete from Croydon is reported to have run 20 miles from St. Albans to London in less than 90 minutes
December 12 Barebone-parliament ends
December 16 Oliver Cromwell sworn in as English Lord Protector