What Happened in 1852

Significant Events

  • 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
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1st edition of Peter Roget's Thesaurus published

On April 29, 1852


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Famous People in 1852

Would You Believe?

Emma Snodgrass arrested in Boston for wearing pants

On December 29, 1852

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