What Happened in September 1852

Historical Events

  • Sep 3 Anti-Jewish riots break out in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Sep 11 Olympia Columbian is 1st newspaper published north of Columbia R
  • Sep 14 Samuel D Hubbard of Conn takes office as 18th US Postmaster General
  • Sep 24 Henri Giffard, a French engineer, makes 1st engine powered dirigible/airship flight with steam power
  • Sep 27 George L Aiken's "Uncle Tom's Cabin" premieres in Troy, NY

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 2 Paul Bourget, French novelist and critic (d. 1935)
  • Sep 8 Emperor Gwangmu of Korea (d. 1919)
  • Sep 10 Alice Brown Davis, Seminole chief (d. 1935)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 12 H. H. Asquith, British Prime Minister (Liberal: 1908-16), born in Morley, England (d. 1928)

British Prime Minister H. H. Asquith
British Prime Minister
H. H. Asquith
  • Sep 15 Jan E Matzeliger, Surinamese inventor (shoe lacing machine)
  • Sep 15 Edward Bouchet, American physicist (d. 1918)
  • Sep 20 Edouard baron Empain, Belgian railway builder (Paris Metro)
  • Sep 23 William Stewart Halsted, established 1st US surgical school
  • Sep 25 Cornelis J Snijders, supreme commander of Dutch Navy (1910-18)
  • Sep 25 Hans Vaihinger, German philosopher (Nietzsche Philosophy)
  • Sep 28 John [Denton Pinkstone] French, Earl of Ypres/British field marshall

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 28 Henri Moissan [Ferdinand-Frederic-], chemist (Nobel 1906), born in Paris, France (d. 1907)

Chemist and Nobel Laureate Henri Moissan
Chemist and Nobel Laureate
Henri Moissan
  • Sep 30 Charles Villiers Stanford, Irish organist/composer

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 4 William MacGillivray, Scottish naturalist and ornithologist (b. 1796)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 14 Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington and British Prime Minister (Tory) (1828-30) dies at 83

1st Duke of Wellington & British Prime Minister Arthur Wellesley
1st Duke of Wellington & British Prime Minister
Arthur Wellesley
  • Sep 14 James F Cooper, writer, dies at 62
  • Sep 14 Augustus Pugin, English architect (b. 1812)
  • Sep 20 Philander Chase, American university founder (b. 1775)
  • Sep 22 William Tierney Clark, English civil engineer (b. 1783)
  • Sep 28 Johann Friedrich Schwencke, composer, dies at 60