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1852 was 19 years before the founding of the City of Birmingham and the 33rd year of Alabama statehood.







In 1852, the Taiping Rebellion continued. The Studebaker Brothers Wagon Company was established. Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe was published. United States statesman Henry Clay was the first to receive the honor of lying in state in the United States Capitol rotunda. Frederick Douglass delivered his famous speech "The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro" in Rochester, New York.

Notable births in 1852 included merchant F. W. Woolworth, bacteriologist Julius Richard Petri, chemist William Ramsay, physicist Henri Becquerel, and physicist Albert Abraham Michelson. Notable deaths included teacher of the blind Louis Braille, writer Nikolai Gogol, statesman Henry Clay, and statesman Daniel Webster.

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