1753 in History
January 11 Ferdinand VI of Spain and Pope Benedictus XIV sign concord
March 17 1st official St. Patrick's Day
March 25 Voltaire leaves the court of Frederik II of Prussia
April 5 British Museum forms and opens in 1759
May 6 French King Louis XV observes transit of Mercury at Mendon Castle
May 9 King Louis XV disbands French parliament
May 29 Joseph Haydns "Krumme Teufel," premieres
June 13 Austria, England and Modena sign secret military treaty
July 7 English parliament grants Jewish English citizenship
July 18 Lemuel Haynes, escapes from slave holder in Framingham Mass
August 4 George Washington becomes a master mason
September 9 1st steam engine arrives in U.S. colonies
September 22 Pangeran Gusti installed as sultan of Banten
November 30 Benjamin Franklin receives Godfrey Copley-Penny