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What Happened in 1850

Important Events in 1850

  • Jul 14 1st public demonstration of ice made by refrigeration by Florida physician John Gorrie
  • 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)

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