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Prussian constitution of 1850
A revision of the Prussian constitution of 1850
introduces three-class voting rights .
Boston poster, the colored warns of the "slave catchers" of the Boston police
With the compromise of 1850, the US Congress passed
a more stringent
Fugitive Slave Law .
Memorial plaque to those who fell in the war in Schleswig Cathedral
The battle of Idstedt
claims more than six and a half thousand lives.
1850 in other calendars
Armenian calendar 1298/99 (turn of the year July)
Ethiopian calendar 1842/43 (turn of the year 10/11 September)
Baha'i calendar 06/07 (turn of the year 20/21 March)
Bengali solar calendar 1245/46 (beginning of April 14th or 15th)
Buddhist calendar 2393/94 (southern Buddhism); 2392/93 (alternative calculation according to Buddhas Parinirvana )
Chinese calendar 75th (76th) cycle

Year of the Metal Dog庚戌 ( at the beginning of the year Earth Rooster 己酉)

Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam) 1212/13 (turn of the year April)
Dangun era (Korea) 4183/84 (October 2/3)
Iranian calendar 1228/29 (around March 21)
Islamic calendar 1266/67 (November 5th / 6th)
Jewish calendar 5610/11 (September 6-7)
Coptic calendar 1566/67 (September 10-11)
Malayalam calendar 1025/26
Rumi Calendar (Ottoman Empire) 1265/66 (March 1)
Seleucid era Babylon: 2160/61 (turn of the year April)

Syria: 2161/62 (turn of the year October)

Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar) 1906/07 (turn of the year April)


Politics and world events

German Confederation

There shouldn't be a sheet of paper between me and my people , caricature for the introduction of the constitution

Other events in Europe

Henri Druey
  • The two Croatian cities of Gradec and Kaptol are combined to form the city of Zagreb and connected to the lower city .


South America

United States of America

San Pedro near Los Angeles 1850
United States until 1850
United States as of September 9th


Money economy

Postal economy

Business start-ups

Der Bund , first edition


  • September 2nd : The Berlin Landwehr Canal is inaugurated. Neither the press nor the population take much notice of it because the technical structure is located far outside the city walls.

science and technology


Teaching and Research

Technical achievements

An illustration of the Britannia Bridge around 1852



Visual arts

The Bavaria in front of the Hall of Fame, final version by Klenze (Halle) and Schwanthaler (statue)
The Siegestor in Munich after its completion
Courbet: A funeral in Ornans
Spitzweg: The bookworm


First edition The Scarlet Letter

Music and theater




Angers suspension bridge before 1850
The collapsed suspension bridge



January February

March April

Hans von Pechmann

May June

Ferdinand Braun

July August

Otto Schoetensack, 1882

September October

Woldemar Voigt
Carl Thiem

November December

Robert Louis Stevenson

Exact date of birth unknown


First quarter

Johann Gottfried Schadow
Adalbert Gyrowetz (1763-1850)

Second quarter

Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac

Third quarter

Zachary Taylor
Honoré de Balzac, 1842
King Louis-Philippe I.

Fourth Quarter

Exact date of death unknown

Web links

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