Historical Events in July 1852

  • Jul 3 Congress authorizes US's 2nd mint (San Francisco, California)

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Jul 5 Frederick Douglass, fugitive slave, delivers his 'What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?' speech to the Ladies' Anti-Slavery Society in Rochester, condemns the celebration as hypocritical sham

Abolitionist Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass
  • Jul 9 Fire destroys 1,100 construction sites in Montreal, Canada
  • Jul 23 1st interment in US National Cemetery at Presidio
  • Jul 31 Hottest July in Netherlands since at least 1783 (68.4°F (20.2°C) avg)