What Happened in September 1852

Historical Events

  • Sep 3 Anti-Jewish riots break out in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Sep 11 Olympia Columbian is 1st newspaper published north of Columbia R
  • Sep 14 Samuel D Hubbard of Conn takes office as 18th US Postmaster General
  • Sep 24 Henri Giffard, a French engineer, makes 1st engine powered dirigible/airship flight with steam power
  • Sep 27 George L Aiken's "Uncle Tom's Cabin" premieres in Troy, NY

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 2 Paul Bourget, French novelist and critic (d. 1935)
  • Sep 8 Gojong, Emperor Gwangmu of Korea (1897-1907), born in Unhyeon Palace, Hanseong, Joseon dynasty, Korea (d. 1919)
  • Sep 10 Alice Brown Davis, Seminole chief (d. 1935)

Person of interestH. H. Asquith

Sep 12 H. H. Asquith, British Prime Minister (Liberal: 1908-16), born in Morley, England (d. 1928)

British Prime Minister H. H. Asquith
British Prime Minister
H. H. Asquith
  • Sep 15 Jan E Matzeliger, Surinamese inventor (shoe lacing machine)
  • Sep 15 Edward Bouchet, American physicist, 1st African American to receive US Ph.D, born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 1918)
  • Sep 20 Édouard Empain, Belgian railway builder (Paris Metro), born in Belœil, Belgium (d. 1929)
  • Sep 23 William Stewart Halsted, established 1st US surgical school
  • Sep 25 Cornelis Jacobus Snijders, Supreme commander of Dutch Navy (1910-18), born in Nieuwe-Tonge, Netherlands (d. 1939)
  • Sep 25 Hans Vaihinger, German philosopher (Nietzsche Philosophy), born in Nehren, Germany (d. 1933)
  • Sep 28 John [Denton Pinkstone] French, 1st Earl of Ypres and British field marshall (WW I), born in Ripple, Kent, England (d. 1925)

Person of interestHenri Moissan

Sep 28 Henri Moissan, French chemist who isolated the element "fluorine" from its compounds (Nobel 1906), born in Paris (d. 1907)

Chemist and Nobel Laureate Henri Moissan
Chemist and Nobel Laureate
Henri Moissan
  • Sep 30 Charles Villiers Stanford, Irish organist/composer

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 4 William MacGillivray, Scottish naturalist and ornithologist (b. 1796)

Person of interestArthur Wellesley

Sep 14 Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington and British Prime Minister (Tory) (1828-30) dies at 83

1st Duke of Wellington & British Prime Minister Arthur Wellesley
1st Duke of Wellington & British Prime Minister
Arthur Wellesley
  • Sep 14 James F Cooper, writer, dies at 62
  • Sep 14 Augustus Pugin, English architect (b. 1812)
  • Sep 20 Philander Chase, American Episcopal Church bishop and founder of Kenyon College, dies at 76
  • Sep 22 William Tierney Clark, English civil engineer, dies at 69
  • Sep 28 Johann Friedrich Schwencke, composer, dies at 60