On This Day

What Happened on May 1, 1852

Historical Events

Historic Publication

Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm publish the first part of their German Dictionary (fully completed 1961)

  • The Philippine peso is introduced into circulation

Famous Birthdays

Calamity Jane

Calamity Jane [Martha Jane Canary], American frontierswoman, born in Princeton, Missouri (d. 1903)

Frontierswoman Calamity Jane
Calamity Jane
  • Santiago Ramón y Cajal, Spanish histologist (central nervous system) and neuroscientist (Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1906), born in Petilla de Aragón, Navarre, Spain (d. 1934)
1852 Highlights

About May 1, 1852

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 169 years, 5 months and 25 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Taurus