On This Day

What Happened on May 1, 1850

Historical Events

  • John Geary becomes 1st mayor of San Francisco

Famous Birthdays

  • Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn, Governor General of Canada (1911-16), born in Buckingham Palace, London (d. 1942)

Famous Weddings

William Tecumseh Sherman

Soldier William Tecumseh Sherman (30) weds Eleanor Boyle Ewing in Washington, D.C.

1850 Highlights

About May 1, 1850

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 171 years, 7 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Taurus