On This Day

What Happened on May 1, 1852

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

  • The Philippine peso is introduced into circulation

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestCalamity Jane

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

Frontierswoman Calamity Jane
Frontierswoman
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)