On This Day

What Happened on January 20, 1850

Historical Events


DiscoveryHistoric Expedition

HMS Investigator headed by Robert McClure leaves England, 1st expedition to make a Northwest passage (though some over ice)

Explorer Robert McClure
Explorer
Robert McClure

Famous Deaths

  • Adam Oehlenschläger, Danish poet (b. 1779)
1850 Highlights

About January 20, 1850

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 170 years, 10 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Aquarius