Historical Events for Year 1852

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Jan 1st - 1st US public bath opens, in NYC
Jan 1st - National debt of Britain & Ireland is 765,126,582 pounds
Jan 1st - Netherlands begins issuing postage stamps
Jan 3rd - 1st Chinese arrive in Hawaii
Jan 17th - British recognize independence of Transvaal (in South Africa)
Feb 2nd - 1st British public men's toilet opens (Fleet St London)
Feb 2nd - Alexandre Dumas Jr's "Le Dame aux Camélias," premieres in Paris
Feb 11th - 1st British public female toilet opens (Bedford Street London)
Feb 15th - Great Ormond St Hospital for Sick Children, London, admits 1st patient
Feb 16th - Studebaker Brothers wagon company, precursor of the automobile manufacturer, is established.
Feb 19th - The Phi Kappa Psi fraternity is founded at Jefferson College in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania.
Father of U.S. History George BancroftFather of U.S. History George Bancroft Feb 21st - George Bancroft becomes the American Geographical Society's first president
Feb 26th - British troopship Birkenhead sinks off South Africa-458 die, 193 survive
Mar 1st - Archibald William Montgomerie, 13th Earl of Eglinton appointed Lord Lieutenant of Ireland.
Mar 7th - Dutch telegraph traffic regulated by law
Mar 13th - Uncle Sam cartoon figure made its debut in the NY Lantern weekly
Mar 20th - Harriet Beecher Stowe's "Uncle Tom's Cabin" published (Boston)
Mar 25th - Friedrich Hebbel's "Agnes Bernauer" premieres in Munich
Mar 26th - Decree regarding streets of Paris passed
Abolitionist and Author Harriet Beecher StoweAbolitionist and Author Harriet Beecher Stowe Mar 29th - Ohio makes it illegal for children under 18 & women to work more than 10 hours a day
Apr 19th - California Historical Society forms
Apr 29th - 1st edition of Peter Roget's Thesaurus published
Apr 30th - Anton Rubinsteins opera "Dmitri Donskoi" premieres in St Petersburg
May 1st - The Philippine peso is introduced into circulation.
May 18th - Massachusetts rules all school-age children must attend school
Jul 3rd - Congress authorizes US's 2nd mint (San Francisco, California)
Jul 5th - Frederick Douglass, fugitive slave, delivers his 'What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?' speech to the Ladies' Anti-Slavery Society in Rochester in which he condemns the celebration as a hypocritical sham in a land where slavery still exists
Abolitionist Frederick DouglassAbolitionist Frederick Douglass Jul 9th - Fire destroys 1,100 construction sites in Montreal Canada
Jul 23rd - 1st interment in US National Cemetery at Presidio
Jul 31st - Hottest July in Netherlands since at least 1783 (68.4°F (20.2°C) avg)
Aug 1st - SF Methodists establish 1st black church, Zion Methodist
Aug 3rd - 1st intercollegiate rowing race, Harvard beats Yale by 4 lengths
Aug 13th - Steamer "Atlantic" crossing Lake Erie from Buffalo to Detroit collided with a fishing boat, sinks with 250 aboard
Aug 21st - Tlingit Indians destroy Fort Selkirk, Yukon Territory.
Sep 3rd - Anti-Jewish riots break out in Stockholm, Sweden
Sep 11th - Olympia Columbian is 1st newspaper published north of Columbia R
Sep 14th - 18th US Postmaster General: Samuel D Hubbard of Conn takes office
Sep 24th - Henri Giffard, a French engineer, makes 1st engine powered dirigible/airship flight with steam power
Sep 27th - George L Aiken's "Uncle Tom's Cabin" premieres in Troy, NY
Naturalist, biologist, and explorer Alfred Russel WallaceNaturalist, biologist, and explorer Alfred Russel Wallace Oct 1st - Alfred Russel Wallace returns to the U.K. after four years of travel, collecting, and research in South America
Oct 11th - The University of Sydney, Australia's oldest university, is inaugurated in Sydney.
Oct 16th - Dutch government recognize Catholics right to organize
Nov 2nd - Franklin Pierce elected as president of US
Nov 4th - Count Camillo Benso di Cavour becomes the prime minister of Piedmont-Sardinia, which soon expands to become Italy.
Nov 18th - State funeral of Duke of Wellington (St Paul's Cathedral, London)
Nov 18th - Rose Philippine Duchesne dies in St. Charles, Missouri. She would be canonized on July 3, 1988 by Pope John Paul II.
14th US President Franklin Pierce14th US President Franklin Pierce Nov 20th - Charles Reade/Tom Taylor's "Masks & Faces" premieres in London
Nov 21st - Duke U, founded in 1838 as Union Institute chartered as Normal College
Nov 23rd - Just past midnight, a sharp jolt causes Lake Merced to drop 30' (9m)
Dec 1st - Telegraph company opens throughout Netherlands
Dec 8th - Gustav Freytag's "Die Journalisten" premieres in Breslau
Dec 17th - 1st Hawaiian cavalry organized
Dec 23rd - 1st Chinese theater in US, Celestial John, opens in San Francisco
Dec 29th - Emma Snodgrass arrested in Boston for wearing pants

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