What Happened in 1850

Significant Events

  • Aug 23 1st US National Women's Rights Convention convenes in Worcester, Massachusetts
  • Oct 26 Robert McClure sights the fabled Northwest Passage for the first time (from Banks Island towards Melville Island)
More Historical Events

Did You Know?

1st public demonstration of ice made by refrigeration

On July 14, 1850


World Leaders in 1850

Famous People in 1850

Famous Weddings

  • Mar 14 French writer and playwright Honoré de Balzac marries Ewelina Hańska in Berdyczów, Ukraine
  • May 1 Soldier William Tecumseh Sherman (30) weds Eleanor Boyle Ewing in Washington, D.C.
  • Jun 13 Poet Alfred Tennyson (40) weds Emily Sellwood (36)
  • Jun 19 Swedish/Norwegian crown prince Charles weds Dutch princess Wilhelmina
  • Jul 22 Composer Stephen Foster (24) weds Jane Denny McDowell at Trinity Episcopal Church in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania