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Events in 1852
|6 January:|| ||Louis Braille, French inventor of the braille alphabet for the blind, dies in Paris at age 43.|
|13 January:|| ||The Julian calendar including its New Year's Day is delayed by 12 days.|
|20 February:|| ||This Chinese New Year the Pig makes room for the Year of the Rat.|
|25 February:|| ||Thomas Moore, Irish poet, dies in Bromham at age 72.|
|4 March:|| ||Nikolai Gogol, Russian author, dies in Moscow at age 42.|
|20 March:|| ||The anti-slavery novel “Uncle Tom's Cabin” by American author Harriet Beecher Stowe is published.|
|5 April:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|11 April:|| ||The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated Easter Sunday following the first full moon following the spring equinox as fixed by the Council of Nicaea in 325.|
|1 May:|| ||Santiago Ramón y Cajal, Spanish pathologist, founder of neuroscience, is born in Petilla de Aragón, Navarre.|
|30 May:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|7 June:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 1268 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|21 June:|| ||Friedrich Fröbel, German pedagogue at the foundation of modern education, dies in Mariental at age 70.|
|25 June:|| ||Antoni Gaudí, Spanish Catalan architect, is born in Reus.|
|7 July:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|30 Augustus:|| ||Jacobus van 't Hoff, Dutch chemist, winner of the first Nobel Prize in chemistry, is born in Rotterdam.|
|13 September:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|23 September:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
|2 October:|| ||William Ramsay, Scottish chemist of noble gases and Nobel Prize fame, is born in Glasgow.|
|3 November:|| ||Meiji the Great, 122nd emperor of Japan, is born Mutsuhito in Kyoto.|
|15 December:|| ||Henri Becquerel, French physicist, discoverer of radioactivity in 1896, is born in Paris.|
|24 December:|| ||Christmas Eve starts off the holidays celebrating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.|
People in 1852
Chief Seattle, Clemens von Metternich, Francis Beaufort, Carl Friedrich Gauss, Arthur Schopenhauer, Christian Thomsen, Georg Ohm, Michael Faraday, Charles Babbage, Samuel Morse, Gioachino Rossini, Thomas Carlyle, James Braid, Michael Thonet, Heinrich Heine, Eugène Delacroix, George Biddell Airy, Alexandre Dumas, Victor Hugo, Hector Berlioz, Christian Doppler, Hans Christian Andersen, Alfred Lord Tennyson, Abraham Lincoln, Charles Darwin, Robert Schumann, Franz Liszt, Charles Dickens, Søren Kierkegaard, Giuseppe Verdi, David Livingstone, Richard Wagner, Ludwig Schläfli, Otto von Bismarck, Giovanni Caselli, Werner von Siemens, Henry David Thoreau, Bahá-’u-’lláh, Karl Marx, James Joule, Gustave Courbet, Léon Foucault, Alexandrina Victoria, Eduard Douwes Dekker, Charles Baudelaire, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Gustave Flaubert, Jules Antoine Lissajous, Gregor Mendel, Louis Pasteur, Bedřich Smetana, Anton Bruckner, Lord Kelvin, Bernhard Riemann, Jules Verne, Leo Tolstoy, Henrik Ibsen, Guido Gezelle, James Maxwell, Gustave Doré, Lewis Carroll, Johannes Brahms, Alfred Nobel, Dmitri Mendeleev, Elisha Gray, Camille Saint-Saëns, Piet Paaltjens, Andrew Carnegie, Samuel Clemens, Norman Lockyer, Ferdinand von Zeppelin, Ernst Mach, John D. Rockefeller, Aleksandr Stoletov, Paul Cézanne, Modest Mussorgsky, Émile Zola, Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Auguste Rodin, Claude Monet, Antonín Dvořák, Louis Le Prince, Edvard Grieg, William McKinley, Friedrich Nietzsche, Karl Benz, Rogier Verbeek, Gabriel Fauré, Wilhelm Röntgen, Alexander Graham Bell, Joseph Pulitzer, Thomas Edison and Ivan Pavlov celebrated their birthday this year.
The year 1852 was a leap year starting on a Thursday, just like 1756, 1784 and 1824 in the century before it and 1880, 1920 and 1948 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?2017 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?1852 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 24 April 2017.