Historical Events in February 1850

  • Feb 5 Adding machine employing depressible keys patented, New Paltz, NY
  • Feb 12 Original Washington's Farewell Address manuscript sells for $2,300
  • Feb 18 California Legislature creates nine Bay Area counties
  • Feb 27 12th Grand National: Chris Green aboard Abd-El-Kader wins
  • Feb 28 The University of Utah opens in Salt Lake City, Utah.