1752

Year 1752 (MDCCLII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar for European countries but not Great Britain) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Wednesday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar).

Events of 1752

January - June


* January 1 - The British Empire adopts the Gregorian calendar (to take effect in September).
* February 11 - Pennsylvania Hospital, the first hospital in the U.S., is opened.
* March 23 - The "Halifax Gazette", the first Canadian newspaper, is published.
* June 6 - Fire destroys 18,000 houses in Moscow.
* June 15 - Benjamin Franklin proves that lightning is electricity, using a kite and a key.

July - December


* September 1 - The Liberty Bell arrives in Philadelphia.
* September 3September 13 inclusive - These dates are omitted from the calendar in Britain as part of the adoption of the Gregorian calendar in the British Empire, to correct the 11-day discrepancy between the Old Style and New Style dates.

Undated

* Adam Smith transfers to professor of moral philosophy at the University of Glasgow.
* English scientist Lord John Davies first observes what is later recognised as respiratory collapse.

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Births


* January 1 - Betsy Ross, American entrepreneur (d. 1836)
* January 2 - Philip Morin Freneau, American poet (d. 1832)
* January 23 - Muzio Clementi, Italian composer (d. 1832)
* January 31 - Gouverneur Morris, American diplomat and politician (d. 1815)
* February 17 - Friedrich Maximilian Klinger, German writer (d. 1831)
* February 25 - John Graves Simcoe, first Lieutenant-Governor of Upper Canada (d. 1806)
* April 21 - Humphry Repton, English garden designer (d. 1818)
* May 11 - Johann Friedrich Blumenbach, German anthropologist (d. 1840)
* June 13 - Fanny Burney, English novelist and diarist (d. 1840)
* July 7 - Joseph Marie Jacquard, French inventor (d. 1834)
* August 13 - Queen Marie Caroline of Naples and Sicily (d. 1814)
* September 18 - Adrien-Marie Legendre, French mathematician (d. 1833)
* November 20 - Thomas Chatterton, English poet (d. 1770)
* November 29 - Jemima Wilkinson, American preacher (d. 1819)
*"date unknown" - John Nash, English architect (d. 1835)

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Deaths


* January 4 - Gabriel Cramer, Swiss mathematician (b. 1704)
* January 16 - Francis Blomefield, English topographer (b. 1705)
* February 9 - Fredric Hasselquist, Swedish naturalist (b. 1722)
* May 3 - Samuel Ogle, British provincial Governor of Maryland (b. 1694)
* May 23 - William Bradford, British-born printer (b. 1663)
* June 16
**Giulio Alberoni, Italian cardinal (b. 1664)
**Joseph Butler, English priest and theologian (b. 1692)
* June 21 - Old Briton, Piankashaw chieftain
* July 20 - Johann Christoph Pepusch, German composer (b. 1667)
* July 29 - Peter Warren, British admiral (b. 1703)
* August 22 - William Whiston, English mathematician (b. 1667)
* November 5 - Carl Andreas Duker, German classical scholar (b. 1670)
* November 6 - Ralph Erskine, Scottish minister (b. 1685)
*"date unknown" - Jacopo Amigoni, Italian painter (born 1675)

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Various calendars

External links

* [http://www.brainyhistory.com/years/1752.html Brainy History - 1752 in History]


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