Historical Events For Year 1752

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January 1, 1752

The Gregorian calendar is adopted by the British Empire. Read More

February 11, 1752

The first hospital in the United States is opened as the Pennsylvania Hospital. Read More

February 27, 1752

Maiming is made a felony by the Virginia Assembly in response to gouging. Read More

March 23, 1752

The first Canadian newspaper is published as the Halifax Gazette. Read More

June 6, 1752

Eighteen thousand houses are destroyed by a fire in Moscow. Read More

June 15, 1752

Proof that lightning is electricity is demonstrated by Benjamin Franklin using a kite and a key.
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Sep – Dec, 1752

A group of Serb emigrants are led from Pomorisje to Kiev by Jovan Sevic. Read More