September 1852 in History

Events in History

  • Sep 3 Anti-Jewish riots break out in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Sep 11 Olympia Columbian is 1st newspaper published north of Columbia River
  • 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

War Breaks Out Behind Uncle Tom's Cabin

Sep 27 George Aiken's play "Uncle Tom's Cabin" an adaptation of Harriet Beecher Stowe's famous anti-slavery novel premieres in Troy, New York

Birthdays in History

  • 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, first female Principal Chief of the Seminole Tribe of Oklahoma (1922-35), born in Park Hill, Indian Territory (d. 1935)

H. H. AsquithH. H. Asquith (1852-1928)

Sep 12 British Prime Minister (Liberal: 1908-16), born in Morley, England

  • Sep 15 Edward Bouchet, American physicist, 1st African American to receive US Ph.D, born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 1918)
  • Sep 15 Jan Matzeliger, Surinamese-Dutch-American inventor (shoe lasting machine), born in Paramaribo, Dutch Guyana (now Suriname) (d. 1889)
  • Sep 20 Édouard Empain, Belgian railway builder (Paris Metro), born in Belœil, Belgium (d. 1929)
  • Sep 23 William Stewart Halsted, American pioneering surgeon (introduced anesthesia and antisepsis while addicted to cocaine and opium), born in New York City (d. 1922) [1]
  • Sep 25 Cornelis Jacobus Snijders, Dutch military leader - 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)

Henri MoissanHenri Moissan (1852-1907)

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

John FrenchJohn French (1852-1925)

Sep 28 1st Earl of Ypres and British WWI field marshal, born in Ripple, Kent, England

Deaths in History

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

Arthur WellesleyArthur Wellesley (1769-1852)

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

  • Sep 14 Augustus Pugin, English architect in Gothic Revival style (interior of the Palace of Westminster), dies at 40
  • 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