1852 in History – What happened in year 1852

In history, year 1852 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1852.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1852:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
03 februaryThe Argentine Confederation were defeated in the Palestine War byan alliance consisting of the Empire of Brazil, Uruguay and the Argentine province of Entre Ríos and Corrientes.
29 maySwedish operatic soprano Jenny Lind concluded a successful concert tour of the US under the management of showman P. T. Barnum.
03 augustThe inaugural Harvard–Yale Regatta—the firstintercollegiate sports event in the United States—was held on LakeWinnipesaukee, New Hampshire.
02 decemberOn the one-year anniversary of his dissolution of the SecondFrench Republic, Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte declared himself Emperor ofthe French and took the name Napoleon III.
01 JulyThe first postage stamp named 'Sindh Dak' was released in Sindh.
09 July1100 under-construction sites in Montreal city of Canada were gutted by the terrible fire.
11 OctoberSydney University, the first university on the continent of Australia, was established.
02 NovemberFranklin Pierce was elected the 14th President of the United States.
15 DecemberGustave Eiffel, the French engineer and architect who built the Eiffel Tower, was born.
15 DecemberThe French physicist and famous inventor Henri Becquerel was born in Paris. In 1896, he discovered a substance that characterized radio religion.
03 JanuaryChina's first move took place on the island of Hawaii.
18 JanuaryFriedrich Löffer, a German biologist and researcher, was born. With the help of one of his companions, he found out the cause of the disease called diphtheria.
01 JanuaryThe Netherlands began issuing stamps.
11 FebruaryThe first British public toilet for women opened at Bedford Street, London.
02 MarchThe first American experimental steam fire engine was tested.
01 AprilThe Second Anglo-Burma War began.
18 MayMassachusetts rules that all school children must attend school.
12 JuneTaiping Rebellion: Taiping forces entered Hunan.
09 JulyFire destroyed 1,100 construction sites in Montreal Canada.
05 AugustTallied Indians destroyed the Fort Selkark, Yukon Territory.
24 SeptemberFrench engineer Henri Gifdar made the first airship voyage from Paris to the Traphes.
11 OctoberThe University of Sydney, Australia's oldest university, was inaugurated in Sydney.
11 NovemberThe new Palace of Westminster opened in London.
02 DecemberNapoleon III became Emperor of the French.


Famous birthdays in the year 1852:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
02 SeptemberPaul Bourget / Author / France
03 MayAlice Liddell / Model / United Kingdom
05 February Terauchi Masatake / Politician / Japan
06 SeptemberSchalk Willem Burger / Lawyer / South Africa
09 OctoberHermann Emil Fischer / Academic / Germany
10 SeptemberHans Niels Andersen / Business Man / Denmark
12 AugustMichael J. McGivney / Priest / United States of America
12 SeptemberH. H. Asquith / Politician / United Kingdom
14 DecemberDaniel De Leon / Politician / United States of America
14 AprilAlexander Greenlaw Hamilton / Biologist / Australia
15 NovemberTewfik Pasha / Ruler / Egypt
21 NovemberFrancisco Tárrega / Guitarist / Spain
22 March Otakar Ševčík / Educator / Czech Republic
23 SeptemberWilliam Stewart Halsted / Surgeon / United States of America
23 AugustArnold Toynbee / Historian / United Kingdom
26 March Élémir Bourges / Author / France
29 February Frank Gavan Duffy / Lawyer / Australia
30 SeptemberCharles Villiers Stanford / Composer / Ireland
30 AugustJ. Alden Weir / Painter / United States of America
31 MayFrancisco Moreno / Academic / Argentina

Famous Indian Personalities Birthdays in the year 1852:

YearName / Profession / Country
18 JuneChakravarti Vijayaraghavachariar  / Politician / India
23 AugustRadha Gobinda Kar / Physician / India


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