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Uncle Tom's Cabin, book cover 1852
The novel Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe is published for the first time in book form.
The sinking of the Birkenhead
With the sinking of the Birkenhead , women and children were called first for the first time! used.
Cologne Communist Trial of 1852
The Cologne communist trial
takes place with great sympathy from the population.
1852 in other calendars
Armenian calendar 1300/01 (turn of the year July)
Ethiopian calendar 1844/45 (turn of the year 10/11 September)
Baha'i calendar 08/09 (turn of the year 20/21 March)
Bengali solar calendar 1247/48 (beginning of April 14th or 15th)
Buddhist calendar 2395/96 (southern Buddhism); 2394/95 (alternative calculation according to Buddhas Parinirvana )
Chinese calendar 75th (76th) cycle

Year of the Water Rat壬子 ( at the beginning of the year Metal Pig 辛亥)

Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam) 1214/15 (turn of the year April)
Dangun era (Korea) 4185/86 (October 2/3)
Iranian calendar 1230/31 (around March 21)
Islamic calendar 1268/69 (October 14/15)
Jewish calendar 5612/13 (September 13-14)
Coptic calendar 1568/69 (September 10-11)
Malayalam calendar 1027/28
Rumi Calendar (Ottoman Empire) 1267/68 (March 1st)
Seleucid era Babylon: 2162/63 (turn of the year April)

Syria: 2163/64 (turn of the year October)

Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar) 1908/09 (turn of the year April)


Politics and world events


Napoleon III., 1852, painting by Franz Xaver Winterhalter

German Confederation / Denmark


Camillo Benso di Cavour around 1850

Other events in Europe

Isabella II. 1852, painting by Franz Xaver Winterhalter

United States of America

Cartoon about the US election campaign



Business start-ups

science and technology

Natural sciences

Magnus effect


Launch of the HMS Agamemnon
  • May 22 : The HMS Agamemnon , the first British liner designed from the keel up as a steam-powered sailing ship, is launched.


Giffard's airship

Teaching and Research


Visual arts


Music and theater

The Teatro Vittorio Emanuele II in 2017





The RMS Amazon
  • January 4th : An uncontrollable fire breaks out on the British paddle steamer RMS Amazon on its maiden voyage. The ship explodes and sinks, 104 people are killed.
  • February 5 : The Bilberry Dam in England breaks and causes the "Holmfirth Flood" with at least 80 deaths.
  • February 26 : The Royal Navy troop transport Birkenhead sinks off South Africa. Only 193 of the 643 people on board survive. In the event of a catastrophe, instead of the usual call, everyone will be for himself! first call women and children first! used.


  • The oldest written hockey set of rules in the world, the Rules of Harrow , are published in England.

Historical maps and views

New Orleans 1852
Plan Baltimore 1852



Constantin Fehrenbach, 1882


John Harvey Kellogg, around 1910

March April

May June

Santiago Ramón y Cajal
Friedrich Loeffler
Antoni Gaudí, 1878

July August

September October

Henri Moissan
William Ramsay
Emil Fischer, 1902

November December

Henri Becquerel

Exact date of birth unknown


January to March

Louis Braille
Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen
Nikolai Gogol

April to June

Friedrich Froebel

July to December

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington
Friedrich Ludwig Jahn

Exact date of death unknown

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