On This Day

What Happened in July 1852

Historical Events

  • Jul 3 Congress authorizes US's 2nd mint (San Francisco, California)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Abolitionist Frederick Douglass
Abolitionist
Frederick Douglass
  • Jul 9 Fire destroys 1,100 construction sites in Montreal, Canada
  • Jul 23 1st interment in US National Cemetery at Presidio
  • Jul 31 Hottest July in Netherlands since at least 1783 (68.4°F (20.2°C) avg)

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 5 Stefano Gobatti, Italian composer, born in Bergantino, Italy (d. 1913)
  • Jul 6 John Albert Delany, Australian composer, born in Ratcliff, London (d. 1907)
  • Jul 10 Alfred von Kiderlen-Wächter, German foreign minister, born in Stuttgart, Württemberg, Germany (d. 1912)

Person of interestHipólito Yrigoyen

Jul 12 Hipólito Yrigoyen, President of Argentina (1916-22, 1928-30), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1933)

Argentine President Hipólito Yrigoyen
Argentine President
Hipólito Yrigoyen
  • Jul 13 George Bradley, American baseball pitcher (first no-hitter in MLB history 1876; NL ERA leader 1876), born in Reading, Pennsylvania (d. 1931)
  • Jul 20 Theo Heemskerk, Dutch lawyer and chairman of the Council of Ministers (Prime Minister), born in Amsterdam (d. 1932)

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 5 Johann Baptist Weigl, German composer, dies at 69
  • Jul 9 Thompson McKennan, American politician who served as the 2nd United States Secretary of the Interior, dies at 58
  • Jul 19 Anne François Mellinet, French-Belgian general (Antwerp), dies at 83
  • Jul 22 Auguste Marmont, French marshal, dies at 77