1850 events in history

Jan 29 Henry Clay introduces the Compromise of 1850 to the U.S. Congress
Mar 5 The Britannia Bridge across the Menai Strait between the Isle of Anglesey and the mainland of Wales is opened
Mar 7 Senator Daniel Webster gives his "Seventh of March" speech endorsing the Compromise of 1850 in order to prevent a possible civil war
Mar 18 American Express is founded by Henry Wells and William Fargo
Apr 4 The Great Fire of Cottenham: a large part of the Cambridgeshire village (England) is burnt to the ground in suspicious circumstances
Apr 4 Los Angeles, California, is incorporated as a city
May 15 The Bloody Island Massacre takes place in Lake County, California, in which a large number of Pomo Indians in Lake County are slaughtered by a regiment of the United States Cavalry, led by Nathaniel Lyon
Jun 19 Princess Louise of the Netherlands marries Crown Prince Karl of Sweden–Norway
Jun 29 Autocephaly officially granted by the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople to the Church of Greece
Jul 9 U.S. President Zachary Taylor dies and Millard Fillmore succeeds him as 13th President of the United States
Jul 9 Persian prophet Báb is executed in Tabriz, Persia
Jul 10 Millard Fillmore is inaugurated as the 13th President of the United States upon the death of President Zachary Taylor, 16 months into his term
Sep 9 California is admitted as the thirty-first U.S. state
Sep 9 The Compromise of 1850 transfers a third of Texas's claimed territory (now parts of Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Wyoming) to federal control in return for the U.S. federal government assuming $10 million of Texas's pre-annexation debt
Sep 13 First ascent of Piz Bernina, the highest summit of the eastern Alps
Sep 18 The U.S. Congress passes the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850
Sep 29 The Roman Catholic hierarchy is re-established in England and Wales by Pope Pius IX
Oct 23 The first National Women's Rights Convention begins in Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
Nov 24 Danish troops defeat a Schleswig-Holstein force in the town of Lottorf, Schleswig-Holstein
Nov 29 The treaty, Punctation of Olmütz, is signed in Olomouc. Prussia capitulates to Austria, which will take over the leadership of the German Confederation
Dec 16 The Charlotte Jane and the Randolph bring the first of the Canterbury Pilgrims to Lyttelton, New Zealand