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1850s

Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 18th century19th century20th century
Decades: 1820s 1830s 1840s1850s1860s 1870s 1880s
Years: 1850 1851 1852 1853 1854 1855 1856 1857 1858 1859
1850s-related
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BirthsDeathsBy country
EstablishmentsDisestablishments

The 1850s decade ran from January 1, 1850, to December 31, 1859.

Contents

  • Wars 1
  • Internal conflicts 2
  • Prominent political events 3
  • Assassinations 4
  • Science 5
  • Economics 6
  • Environment 7
  • Society 8
  • Popular culture 9
    • Literature 9.1
  • People 10
    • World leaders 10.1
  • External links 11

Wars

Internal conflicts

Prominent political events

Assassinations

The 1850s were marked by several notable assassinations and assassination attempts:

Science

Economics

Environment

Society

  • The word girlfriend first appears in writing in 1855.
  • The word boyfriend first appears in writing in 1856.

Popular culture

Literature

People

World leaders

External links

  • American texts from the 1850s
  • American speeches from the 1850s
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