January 1852 in History

Events in History

  • Jan 1 1st US public bath opens, in NYC
  • Jan 1 National debt of Britain & Ireland is 765,126,582 pounds
  • Jan 1 Netherlands begins issuing postage stamps
  • Jan 3 1st Chinese arrive in Hawaii
  • Jan 17 British recognize independence of Transvaal (in South Africa)

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 1 Eugène-Anatole Demarçay, French chemist (d. 1904)
  • Jan 8 James Milton Carroll, American pastor and author (d. 1931)
  • Jan 11 Konstantin Fehrenbach, German chancellor (1920-21)
  • Jan 12 Joseph J C Joffre, French fieldmarshal (Indo China, Marne)
  • Jan 26 Pierre Brazza, explorer/colonial administrator (French Africa)

Deaths in History

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 6 Louis Braille, French teacher of the blind and inventor of braille (b. 1809)

Braille Inventor Louis Braille
Braille Inventor
Louis Braille
  • Jan 25 Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen, Russian explorer who discovered the continent of Antarctica dies at 72