America - 1850AD
Congress reinforced the Fugitive Slave Law for the return of escaped slaves.
Allan Pinkerton founded the Pinkerton National Detective Agency.
American author Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote
The Scarlet Letter
American popular songwriter Stephen Foster published
California was inaugurated as the 31st state of the Union.
Photographer Mathew Brady published
The Gallery of Illustrious Americans
President Taylor died; Millard Fillmore was inaugurated as the 13th U.S. president.
The Compromise of 1850 established California as a non-slavery state.
The first issue of Harper's magazine was published.
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