What Happened in 1850

Significant Events

  • Aug 23 1st US National Women's Rights Convention convenes in Worcester, Massachusetts
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Investigator, first ship to effect northwest passage, leaves England

On January 20, 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