1850s

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

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Assassinations

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

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Society

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

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