On This Day

What Happened on July 5, 1852

Historical Events

Historic Event

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

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Deaths

  • Johann Baptist Weigl, German composer and clergyman, dies at 69
1852 Highlights

About July 5, 1852

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 169 years, 11 months and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Cancer