On This Day

What Happened on May 1, 1850

Day of the Week: Wednesday

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

LoveWedding of Interest

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