On This Day

What Happened on July 9, 1850

Famous Deaths

  • Bab [Shirazi, Sayyid Ali Muhammad], Persian founder of Babism, executed by firing squad on orders of the Persian government at 30

Zachary Taylor

Zachary Taylor, 12th US President (1849-50) and major general in the Mexican–American War, dies in the White House of an unknown digestive ailment at 65 after reportedly consuming copious amounts of raw fruit and iced milk


1850 Highlights

About July 9, 1850

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 171 years, 4 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Cancer