1652 in History
January 24 Duke of Orleans joins Fronde rebels
April 6 Cape Colony, the 1st European settlement in South Africa, established
April 6 John of Riebeeck lands/establishes VOC-post in Capetown
April 7 Dutch establish settlement at Cape Town, South Africa
May 2 Frederik Hendriks daughter Albertine Agnes marries Willem Frederik
May 4 Battle at Etampes: French army under Turenne beats Fronde rebels
May 10 John Johnson, a free black, is granted 550 acres in Northampton, Va
May 13 Ingen Ryuki invited to become the abbot of Sofokuji temple in Nagasaki
May 18 Rhode Island enacts 1st law declaring slavery illegal
May 19 Spanish troops occupy Grevelingen
May 29 English Admiral Robert Blake drives out Dutch fleet under lt-adm Tromp
June 10 In Boston, John Hull opens the 1st mint in America
June 27 New Amsterdam (now New York City) passes 1st speed limit law in US
July 4 Prince of Conde starts blood bath in Paris
July 6 Fire on Dutch Dam, Amsterdam's city hall burns
July 10 England declares war on Netherlands
July 25 Nikita Minin becomes patriarch of Russian-orthodox church
August 26 Sea battle at Plymouth: Ayscue vs De Ruyter
September 7 Battle of Monte Christo: Dutch fleet under J van Galen beat English
September 16 Spanish troops occupy Dunkerk
September 28 English-Dutch sea battle at Kentish Knock
October 13 Prince of Conde flees Paris
October 21 King Louis XIV returns to Paris
December 10 Sea battle at Dungeness: lt-admiral Maarten Tromp beats English fleet