On This Day

What Happened on January 29, 1850

Historical Events

Compromise 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

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? 171 years, 10 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Aquarius