October 1852 in History

Events in History


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 1 Alfred Russel Wallace returns to the U.K. after four years of travel, collecting, and research in South America

Naturalist, biologist, and explorer Alfred Russel Wallace
Naturalist, biologist, and explorer
Alfred Russel Wallace
  • Oct 11 The University of Sydney, Australia's oldest university, is inaugurated in Sydney.
  • Oct 16 Dutch government recognize Catholics right to organize

Birthdays in History

  • Oct 2 William Ramsay, chemist

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 9 Hermann Emil Fischer, German chemist,Fischer esterification (Nobel Prize 1902), born in Euskirchen, Rhine Province (d. 1919)

Chemist and Nobel Laureate Hermann Emil Fischer
Chemist and Nobel Laureate
Hermann Emil Fischer
  • Oct 23 Jean-Louis Forain, French etcher/lithographer
  • Oct 31 Mary E W Freeman, US writer (Revolt of Mother)

Deaths in History

  • Oct 11 Ferdinand Eisenstein, German mathematician (b. 1823)
  • Oct 22 Hans C E Freiherr von Gagern, German advisor to Dutch king, dies at 86

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 24 Daniel Webster, US Secretary of State (1841-43, 1850-52), politician and lawyer,, dies at 70

American Statesman Daniel Webster
American Statesman
Daniel Webster
  • Oct 28 Gerhard M Roentgen, founder Fijenoord dockyard, dies at 57