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What Happened in 1852

Historical Events in 1852

  • Jan 1 1st US public bath opens in New York City
  • 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)
  • Feb 2 1st British public men's toilet opens in Fleet St, London
  • Feb 2 Alexandre Dumas Jr's "La Dame aux Camélias" premieres in Paris
  • Feb 11 First British public female toilet opens (Bedford Street, London)
  • Feb 15 Great Ormond St Hospital for Sick Children, London, admits 1st patient
  • Feb 16 Studebaker Brothers wagon company, precursor of the automobile manufacturer, is established.

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1st edition of Peter Roget's Thesaurus published

On April 29, 1852


Famous People in 1852

World Leaders in 1852

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Emma Snodgrass arrested in Boston for wearing pants

On December 29, 1852

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