December 1852 in History

Events in History

  • Dec 1 Telegraph company opens throughout Netherlands
  • Dec 8 Gustav Freytag's "Die Journalisten" premieres in Breslau
  • Dec 17 1st Hawaiian cavalry organized
  • Dec 23 1st Chinese theater in US, Celestial John, opens in San Francisco
  • Dec 29 Emma Snodgrass arrested in Boston for wearing pants

Birthdays in History

  • Dec 4 Orest Khvolson, Russian physicist (d. 1934)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Dec 15 Henri Becquerel [Antoine ], discovered radioactivity (Nobel 1903), (d. 1908)

Physicist/Nobel Laureate Henri Becquerel
Physicist/Nobel Laureate
Henri Becquerel
  • Dec 15 Tewfik Pasja, khedive (viceroy) of Egypt
  • Dec 19 A[lbert] A Michelson, Strelno Prussia, US physicist (Nobel 1907)

Weddings in History

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 30 Future US President Rutherford B. Hayes (30) weds teetotaler and abolitionist Lucy Webb (21)

19th US President Rutherford B. Hayes
19th US President
Rutherford B. Hayes

Deaths in History

  • Dec 16 Andries H Potgieter, South African/Transvaal explorer, dies at 59