1850s

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

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

Births

Kate Chopin was born. Nikola Tesla

Deaths

External links

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