January 1852 in History

Events in History

  • Jan 1 1st US public bath opens in New York City
  • Jan 1 National debt of Britain & Ireland is 765,126,582 pounds
  • Jan 1 Netherlands begins issuing postage stamps
  • Jan 3 1st Chinese arrive in Hawaii
  • Jan 17 British recognize independence of Transvaal (in South Africa)

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 1 Eugène-Anatole Demarçay, French chemist (d. 1904)
  • Jan 8 James Milton Carroll, American pastor and author (d. 1931)
  • Jan 11 Konstantin Fehrenbach, German chancellor of Weimar Republic (1920-21), born in Wellendingen, Baden (d. 1926)
  • Jan 12 Joseph Joffre, French army Chief of Staff (Indo China, WWI Battle of Marne), born in Rivesaltes, France (d. 1931)

Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza (1852-1905)

Jan 26 Italian-French explorer of the Congo (Brazzaville named after him), born in Rome, Papal States

Deaths in History

Louis Braille (1809-1852)

Jan 6 French educator and inventor of a system of reading and writing for the blind, dies of tuberculosis at 43

Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen (1779-1852)

Jan 25 Russian explorer who discovered the continent of Antarctica, dies at 72