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  • Springfield, Illinois, U.S.
    Tuesday Apr 5, 1853

    Abraham Lincoln

    Tad Lincoln

    Springfield, Illinois, U.S.
    Tuesday Apr 5, 1853

    The youngest, Thomas "Tad" Lincoln, was born on April 4, 1853, and survived his father but died of heart failure at age 18 on July 16, 1871.




  • U.S.
    Wednesday Sep 7, 1853

    Sojourner Truth

    Mob Convention

    U.S.
    Wednesday Sep 7, 1853

    On September 7, 1853: At the convention, young men greeted her with "a perfect storm," hissing and groaning. In response, Truth said, "You may hiss as much as you please, but women will get their rights anyway. You can't stop us, neither". Sojourner, like other public speakers, often adapted her speeches to how the audience was responding to her. In her speech, Sojourner speaks out for women's rights. She incorporates religious references in her speech, particularly the story of Esther. She then goes on to say that, just as women in scripture, women today are fighting for their rights. Moreover, Sojourner scolds the crowd for all their hissing and rude behavior, reminding them that God says to "Honor thy father and thy mother.




  • Rostock, Germany
    Friday Sep 16, 1853

    Albrecht Kossel

    Birth

    Rostock, Germany
    Friday Sep 16, 1853

    On 16 September 1853, Albrecht Kossel was born in Rostock, Germany as the son of the merchant and Prussian consul Albrecht Karl Ludwig Enoch Kossel and his wife Clara Jeppe Kossel.




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