August 1852 in History

Events in History

  • Aug 1 San Francisco Methodists establish 1st black church, Zion Methodist
  • Aug 13 Steamer "Atlantic" crossing Lake Erie from Buffalo to Detroit collides with a fishing boat, sinks with 250 aboard
  • Aug 21 Tlingit Indians destroy Fort Selkirk, Yukon Territory.

Birthdays in History

  • Aug 12 Fr. Michael J. McGivney, Irish-American Catholic priest, and founder the Knights of Columbus fraternal organization, born in Waterbury, Connecticut (d. 1890)
  • Aug 22 Alfredo Oriani, Italian writer (Political Struggle in Italy), born in Faenza, Italy (d. 1909)
  • Aug 23 Arnold Toynbee, English economic historian and social reformer, born in London (d. 1883)
  • Aug 23 Clímaco Calderón, President of Colombia for one day in 1882, born in Santa Rosa de Viterbo, Colombia (d. 1913)
  • Aug 30 Jacobus Henricus van't Hoff, Dutch physical chemist (Nobel 1901), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1911)
  • Aug 31 Joris Helleputte, Belgian Catholic minister, born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 1925)

Deaths in History

  • Aug 5 František Čelakovský, Czech slavist, linguist and poet, dies at 53
  • Aug 11 Nicolaas Plomp, Dutch architect (Strugle), dies at 70
  • Aug 14 Margaret Taylor, wife of Zachary Taylor and 1st lady of the United States (1849-50), dies at 63
  • Aug 15 Johan Gadolin, Finnish chemist (discovered yttrium), dies at 92