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

Music Concert

Sep 11 Opera singer Jenny Lind - "The Swedish Nightingale", gives 1st US concert, at Castle Garden in New York City, promoted by P. T. Barnum

  • Sep 13 The main-belt asteroid "12 Victoria" is discovered by J R Hind
  • Sep 17 Fourth great fire in San Francisco
  • 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