On This Day

What Happened in 1851

Important Events

  • May 29 Sojourner Truth addresses 1st Black Women's Rights Convention in Akron, Ohio
  • Aug 12 American inventor Isaac Singer patents the sewing machine
More Historical Events

1851 in Music

1851 in Sport

  • Aug 12 1st America's Cup - US schooner America beats British yacht Aurora after race around the Isle of Wight
  • Aug 22 Yacht "America" wins 1st Royal Yacht Squadron Cup (America's Cup)

World Leaders in 1851

Famous People in 1851

Would You Believe?

1st baseball uniforms worn, NY Knickerbockers wear straw hat, white shirt & blue long trousers

On June 3, 1851