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What Happened on January 29, 1850

Historical Events


Agreement of InterestCompromise of 1850

Senator Henry Clay drafts the Compromise of 1850 to defuse tensions between slave states and free states over territories won during the Mexican–American War

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Henry Clay's handwritten draft of one of the bills that formed the Compromise of 1850
Henry Clay's handwritten draft of one of the bills that formed the Compromise of 1850
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Famous Birthdays

  • Ebenezer Howard, pioneer of garden cities, born in London, England
  • Lawrence Hargrave, inventor (box kite)
1850 Highlights

About January 29, 1850

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 170 years, 9 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Aquarius