May 1852 in History

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Events in History

  • May 1 The Philippine peso is introduced into circulation.
  • May 18 Massachusetts rules all school-age children must attend school

Birthdays in History

  • May 1 Santiago Ramón y Cajal, Spanish neuroscientist, Nobel laureate (d. 1934)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 1 Calamity Jane [Martha Jane Canary], American frontierswoman (Wild Bill Hickok), born in Princeton, Missouri (d. 1903)

Frontierswoman Calamity Jane
Frontierswoman
Calamity Jane
  • May 11 Charles Warren Fairbanks, (R) 26th US VP (1905-09)
  • May 18 Gertrude Käsebier, pioneering American photgrapher, born in Des Moines, Iowa
  • May 24 Robert Bontine Cunninghame Graham, Scottish politician, born in London (d. 1936)
  • May 31 Francisco Moreno, Argentine explorer (d. 1919)

Deaths in History

  • May 12 John Richardson, Canadian writer (War of 1812), dies