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Historical events have been documented through the use of newspapers for centuries, gathering the important events that have occurred throughout the years. Some of the important events that took place in the year 1850 include the publication of the Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, the formation of American Express by Henry Wells and William Fargo, the incorporation of Los Angeles and San Francisco as cities in California, the admittance of California as the 31st U.S. state, the passing of the Fugitive Slave Law by the United States Congress, and so much more! Each title is available individually, and all are searchable via an interface that allows users to easily view, search, zoom, print and save digital page images.
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The Compromise of 1850 is presented by Henry Clay to the Congress of the United States. Read More
The opening of the University of Utah in Salt Lake City takes place. Read More
The Britannia Bridge opens over the Menai Strait. Read More
The "Seventh of March" speech is given by Senator Daniel Webster of the United States, endorsing the Compromise of 1850 in and attempt to prevent a civil war.
Publication of the Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne begins. Read More
Henry Wells and William Fargo found American Express. Read More
The incorporation of Los Angeles as a city in California takes place. Read More
The incorporation of San Francisco as a city in California takes place. Read More
The sharing of Nicaragua and the Nicaragua Canal by the United States and Great Britain is agreed upon with the signing of the Clayton-Bulwer Treaty.
The arrival of Obaysch the hippopotamus to the London Zoo takes place, being the first hippopotamus to be seen in Europe since Roman times.
Austria begins issuing a series of imperforate typographed stamps featuring the coat of arms as it's postage stamps.
Upon the death of President Zachary Taylor, Vice President Millard Fillmore is appointed as the 13th President of the United States.
The admittance of California as the 31st U.S. state takes place. Read More
The United States Congress orders the organization of the New Mexico Territory. Read More
The highest summit in the eastern Alps, Piz Bernina, is ascended for the first time. Read More
The United States Congress passes the Fugitive Slave Law. Read More
Pope Pius IX and future Pope Pius X re-establish the Catholic hierarchy in England and Wales.
The establishment of the oldest university in Australia, the University of Sydney, takes place.
The University of Pennsylvania's Phi Kappa Sigma International Fraternity is established.
Fighting between the Imperialist militia and the Heavenly Army marks the beginning of the Taiping Rebellion.
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