The year 1752 was a revolutionary year containing a lot of valuable information. NewspaperArchive contains information on the most notable events from this year, including the adoption of the Gregorian calendar by the British Empire, the opening of the first hospital in the United States as the Pennsylvania Hospital, the beginning of publication of the Halifax Gazette as the first Canadian newspaper, Benjamin Franklin proving that lightening is electricity, and so much more! Each title is available individually, and all are searchable via an interface that allows users to easily view, search, zoom, print and save digital page images.
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January 1, 1752
The Gregorian calendar is adopted by the British Empire.
February 11, 1752
The first hospital in the United States is opened as the Pennsylvania Hospital.
February 27, 1752
Maiming is made a felony by the Virginia Assembly in response to gouging.
March 23, 1752
The first Canadian newspaper is published as the Halifax Gazette.
June 6, 1752
Eighteen thousand houses are destroyed by a fire in Moscow.
June 15, 1752
Proof that lightning is electricity is demonstrated by Benjamin Franklin using a kite and a key.
Sep – Dec, 1752
A group of Serb emigrants are led from Pomorisje to Kiev by Jovan Sevic.