Chronicles of Boone County

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1850

1850

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Henry F. James is the County Sheriff.

Events

Boone County

Kentucky

  • Kentucky's fourth constitution goes into effect. It retains all the slave provisions from the previous constitution, and now requires emancipated slaves to leave the state.

U.S. & World

  • President Zachary Taylor dies. He is succeeded by Millard Fillmore.
  • The Fugitive Slave Law, part of Henry Clay's Compromise of 1850, is passed. Assistance by government officials in capturing runaway slaves is now required.
  • P.T. Barnum brings Swedish soprano Jenny Lind to the U.S. Enormous crowds turn out to hear the “Swedish Nightingale.”

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1850.txt · Last modified: 2012/02/27 14:47 by jgregory