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Millennium: 2nd millennium
1753 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar 1753
Ab urbe condita 2506
Armenian calendar 1202
Assyrian calendar 6503
Balinese saka calendar 1674–1675
Bengali calendar 1160
Berber calendar 2703
British Regnal year 26 Geo. 2 – 27 Geo. 2
Buddhist calendar 2297
Burmese calendar 1115
Byzantine calendar 7261–7262
Chinese calendar 壬申(Water Monkey)
4449 or 4389
    — to —
癸酉年 (Water Rooster)
4450 or 4390
Coptic calendar 1469–1470
Discordian calendar 2919
Ethiopian calendar 1745–1746
Hebrew calendar 5513–5514
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 1809–1810
 - Shaka Samvat 1674–1675
 - Kali Yuga 4853–4854
Holocene calendar 11753
Igbo calendar 753–754
Iranian calendar 1131–1132
Islamic calendar 1166–1167
Japanese calendar Hōreki 3
Javanese calendar 1678–1679
Julian calendar Gregorian minus 11 days
Korean calendar 4086
Minguo calendar 159 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar 285
Thai solar calendar 2295–2296
Tibetan calendar 阳水猴年
(male Water-Monkey)
1879 or 1498 or 726
    — to —
(female Water-Rooster)
1880 or 1499 or 727
May 1: Species Plantarum is published by Linnaeus

1753 (MDCCLIII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and a common year starting on Friday of the Julian calendar, the 1753rd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 753rd year of the 2nd millennium, the 53rd year of the 18th century, and the 4th year of the 1750s decade. As of the start of 1753, the Gregorian calendar was 11 days ahead of the Julian calendar, which remained in localized use until 1923.



  • January 29 – After a month's absence, Elizabeth Canning returns to her mother's home in London and claims that she was abducted; the following criminal trial causes an uproar.
  • February 17 – The concept of electrical telegraphy is first published in the form of a letter to Scots' Magazine from a writer who identifies himself only as "C.M.". Titled "An Expeditious Method of Conveying Intelligence", C.M. suggests that static electricity (generated by 1753 from "frictional machines") could send electric signals across wires to a receiver. Rather than the dot and dash system later used by Samuel F.B. Morse, C.M. proposes that "a set of wires equal in number to the letters of the alphabet, be extended horizontally between two given places" and that on the receiving side, "Let a ball be suspended from every wire" and that a paper with a letter on it be underneath each wire. [1]
  • March 1Sweden adopts the Gregorian calendar, by skipping the 11 days difference between it and the Julian calendar, and letting February 17 be followed directly by March 1.
  • March 17 – The first official Saint Patrick's Day is observed.



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  1. ^ Anton A. Huurdeman, The Worldwide History of Telecommunications (John Wiley & Sons, 2003) p48
  2. ^ a b Dana Y. Rabin, Britain and its internal others, 1750-1800: Under rule of law (Oxford University Press, 2017)
  3. ^ "British Museum, General History". Archived from the original on 2007-08-09. Retrieved 2007-08-01. 
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