The 1850s (pronounced "eighteen-fifties") was a decade of the Gregorian calendar that began on January 1, 1850, and ended on December 31, 1859.. It was a very turbulent decade, as wars such as the Crimean War, shifted and shook European politics, as well as the expansion of colonization towards the Far East, which also sparked conflicts like the Second Opium War.
Crimean War ( 1854 – 1856) fought between Imperial Russia and an alliance consisting of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, the Second French Empire, the Kingdom of Sardinia and the Ottoman Empire. The majority of the conflict takes place around Crimea, on the northern coasts of the Black Sea. The Indian Mutiny: revolt against ...
1850 was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar and a common year starting on Sunday of the Julian calendar, the 1850th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 850th year of the 2nd millennium, the 50th year of the 19th century, and the 1st year of the 1850s decade.
1. President: Zachary Taylor (W-Kentucky) (until July 9), Millard Fillmore (W-New York) (starting July 9) 2. Vice President: Millard Fillmore (W-New York) (until July 9), vacant(starting July 9) 3. Chief Justice: Roger B. Taney (Maryland) 4. Speaker of the House of Representatives: Howell Cobb (D-Georgia) 5. Congress: 31st
1. January 29 – Henry Clay introduces the Compromise of 1850 to Congress. 2. January 31 – The University of Rochesteris chartered in Rochester, New York; it admits its first students in November. 3. c. January–February – Liberty Head double eaglefirst issued for commerce. 4. February 8–17 – Battle at Fort Utah: The Nauvoo Legion kills Timpanogos hostile to the Mormon settlement at Fort Utah on the orders of Brigham Young. 5. February 28 – The University of Utah opens in Salt Lake City. 6. Mar...
1. April 4 – Los Angeles is incorporated as a city in California. 2. April 15 – San Franciscois incorporated as a city in California. 3. April 19 – Clayton-Bulwer Treaty is signed by the United States and Great Britain, allowing both countries to share Nicaragua and not claim complete control over the proposed Nicaragua Canal. 4. May 7 – The brigantine USS Advance is loaned to the United States Navy. 5. May 23 – The USS Advance puts to sea from New York City to search for Franklin's lost expe...
1. July 1 – St. Mary's Institute (the future University of Dayton) admits its first pupils in Dayton, Ohio. 2. July 9 – President Zachary Taylor dies in office; Vice President Millard Fillmore becomes the 13th President of the United States. 3. July 10 – President Fillmore is sworn in. 4. July 14 – John Gorrie makes the first public demonstration of his ice-making machine, in Apalachicola, Florida. 5. September 9 5.1. California is admitted to the Union as the 31st state (see History of Calif...January 1 – John Barclay Armstrong, Texas Ranger lieutenant and a U.S. Marshal (died 1913)January 10 – John Wellborn Root, Chicago architect (died 1891)January 18 – Seth Low, educator (died 1916)January 24 – Mary Noailles Murfree, novelist (died 1922)February 1 – Edward Baker Lincoln, second son of Abraham Lincoln (born 1846)March 3 – Oliver Cowdery, religious leader (born 1806)March 21 – Miguel Pedrorena, early settler of San Diego, California (born c. 1808)March 28 – Gerard Brandon, fourth and sixth Governor of Mississippi from 1825 to 1826 and from 1826 to 1832 (born 1788)
Pages in category "1850s in the United States" The following 27 pages are in this category, out of 27 total. This list may not reflect recent changes . * Timeline of ...
1850s fashion in Western and Western-influenced clothing is characterized by an increase in the width of women's skirts supported by crinolines or hoops, the mass production of sewing machines, and the beginnings of dress reform. Masculine styles began to originate more in London, while female fashions originated almost exclusively in Paris.
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