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May 1, 1852 in History

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in History

Historic Publication

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

  • The Philippine peso is introduced into circulation

Birthdays in History

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 in History