What Happened on July 5, 1852

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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
Frederick Douglass

Famous Birthdays

  • Stefano Gobatti, Italian composer, born in Bergantino, Italy (d. 1913)

Famous Deaths

  • Johann Baptist Weigl, German composer, dies at 69