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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1852 AD


January 1: 1st U.S. public bath opens, in New York City
January 1: Netherlands begins issuing postage stamps
January 3: 1st Chinese arrive in Hawaii
January 17: British recognize independence of Transvaal (in South Africa)


February 2: 1st British public men's toilet opens (Fleet St. London)
February 2: Alexandre Dumas Jr's "Le Dame aux Camelias," premieres in Paris
February 11: 1st British public female toilet opens (Bedford Street London)
February 15: Great Ormond St. Hospital for Sick Children, London, admits 1st patient
February 26: British frigate Birkenhead sinks off South Africa-458 die


March 7: Dutch telegraph traffic regulated by law
March 13: Uncle Sam cartoon figure made its debut in the New York Lantern weekly
March 20: Harriet Beecher Stowe's "Uncle Tom's Cabin" published (Boston)
March 25: Friedrich Hebbel's "Agnes Bernauer," premieres in Munich
March 29: Ohio makes it illegal for children under 18 and women to work more than 10 hours a day


April 19: California Historical Society forms
April 29: 1st edition of Peter Roget's Thesaurus published
April 30: Anton Rubinsteins opera "Dmitri Donskoi," premieres in St. Petersburg


May 18: Massachusetts rules all school-age children must attend school


July 3: Congress authorizes U.S.'s 2nd mint (San Francisco, California)
July 9: Fire destroys 1,100 construction sites in Montreal Canada and no one die
July 23: 1st interment in U.S. National Cemetery at Presidio
July 31: Hottest July in Netherlands since at least 1783 (68.4 degrees F (20.2 degrees C) avg)


August 1: San Francisco Methodists establish 1st black church, Zion Methodist
August 3: 1st intercollegiate rowing race, Harvard beats Yale by 4 lengths
August 20: Steamer "Atlantic" collided with fishing boat, sinks with 250 aboard


September 3: Anti Jewish riots break out in Stockholm
September 11: Olympia Columbian is 1st newspaper published north of Columbia R
September 14: 18th Postmaster General: Samuel D Hubbard of Connecticut takes office
September 24: Henri Giffard, a French engineer, makes 1st dirigible flight
September 27: George L Aiken's "Uncle Tom's Cabin," premieres in Troy, New York


October 16: Dutch Government recognize Catholics right to organize


November 2: Franklin Pierce elected as president of U.S.
November 18: State funeral of duke of Wellington (London)
November 20: Charles Reade/Tom Taylor's "Masks and Faces," premieres in London
November 21: Duke U, founded in 1838 as Union Institute chartered as Normal College
November 23: Just past midnight, a sharp jolt causes Lake Merced to drop 30' (9m)


December 1: Telegraph company opens throughout Netherlands
December 2: 2nd French empire established; Louis Napoleon becomes emperor
December 8: Gustav Freytag's "Die Journalisten," premieres in Breslau
December 17: 1st Hawaiian cavalry organized
December 23: 1st Chinese theater in U.S., Celestial John, opens in San Francisco
December 29: Emma Snodgrass arrested in Boston for wearing pants
December 31: Future president and Mrs. Rutherford B Hayes marry
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