On This Day

Historical Events in September 1850

  • Sep 9 Territories of New Mexico & Utah created
  • Sep 9 California is admitted as the thirty-first state of the Union
  • Sep 11 "Swedish Nightingale" Jenny Lind gives 1st US concert
  • Sep 13 The main-belt asteroid "12 Victoria" is discovered by J R Hind
  • Sep 17 Fourth great fire in San Francisco

Agreement of InterestCompromise of 1850

Sep 18 US Congress passes Fugitive Slave Law as part of Compromise of 1850

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Henry Clay's handwritten draft of one of the bills that formed the Compromise of 1850
Henry Clay's handwritten draft of one of the bills that formed the Compromise of 1850
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  • Sep 20 Slave trade abolished in DC, but slavery allowed to continue
  • Sep 24 Papal Bull issued, establishes Roman Catholic hierarchy in England
  • Sep 28 US Navy abolishes flogging as punishment