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Events in 1752
|12 January:|| ||The Julian calendar including its New Year's Day is delayed by 11 days.|
|15 February:|| ||At this Chinese New Year the Ram makes room for the Year of the Monkey.|
|29 March:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|2 April:|| ||The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated on Easter Sunday following the first full moon following the spring equinox since the Council of Nicaea in 325.|
|21 May:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|15 June:|| ||Benjamin Franklin conducts his famous kite experiment in Philadelphia to prove that lightning consists of electricity possibly on this day.|
|2 July:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 1165 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|1 Augustus:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|14 September:|| ||England and her colonies adopt the Gregorian calendar, a day after Wednesday 2 September Old Style.|
|18 September:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
|8 October:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|24 December:|| ||Christmas Eve starts off the holidays celebrating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.|
People in 1752
Georg Friedrich Händel, Hans Egede, Charles-Louis de Secondat, Voltaire, Daniel Bernoulli, Benjamin Franklin, Leonhard Euler, Carolus Linnaeus, Carlo Goldoni, Louis XV, Ruđer Bošković, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Denis Diderot, Thomas Gray, Johann Winckelmann, Thomas Chippendale, Adam Smith, John Smeaton, Immanuel Kant, James Cook, Catherine the Great, Josiah Wedgwood, Charles Messier, George Washington, Joseph Haydn, Taksin, James Watt, Rama I, Joseph-Louis Lagrange, Edward Gibbon, John Hancock, William Herschel, Joseph-Michel Montgolfier, Thomas Jefferson, Antoine Lavoisier, Eise Eisinga, Jacques-Étienne Montgolfier, Johann Christian Fabricius, Alessandro Volta, Jacques Charles, Giuseppe Piazzi, Francisco Goya, Jacques-Louis David, Edward Jenner, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and James Madison celebrated their birthday this year.
The year 1752 was a leap year starting on a Saturday, just like 1656, 1684 and 1724 in the century before it and 1780, 1820 and 1848 in the next.
The coloured days highlight
other historical milestones, and recurring events such as anniversaries and
icons indicate the phases of the moon and appear only for dates in the Gregorian calendar, i.e. after 14 October 1582. The Chinese calendar is available only from 1645 to 2644, the first millenium since the last reform. The coloured columns mark the Sundays, the last day of the week per standard ISO-8601.
The normal calendar page for the current /year?2013 contains an introduction to the intriguing history of the year as we know it. The Calendar Converter has more detail. The so called Perpetual Calendar uses a trick from before the age of computers to find the weekday for any Gregorian date. Also see an overview of all historical events in the last six thousand years.
URL: < http://4umi.com/year?1752 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 19 May 2013.