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Noun1.1850s - the decade from 1850 to 18591850s - the decade from 1850 to 1859  
decade, decennary, decennium - a period of 10 years
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44 percussion models of the 1850's and 1860's, ruled the handgun world until the advent of metallic cartridge revolvers.
Sinolink Productions, the production company behind the opera, decided to bring their show to Liverpool, a city known for its rich Chinese history and a vibrant community dating back to the late 1850's, making China Town in Liverpool Europe's oldest.
Phenol was first isolated from coal tars in the 1850's and is currently produced by the oxidation of cumene.
It is envisaged that the instrument should have its sonic roots in Nordic 1850's style.
Japan responded to the arrival of American and Russian warships in the 1850's by building a navy strong enough to defeat Russia at sea in 1905 and to attack the US fleet in Pearl Harbor in 1941.
Tommy Lee Jones writes, directs and stars in this period drama set in 1850's Nebraska as claim jumper George Briggs who helps Mary Bee Cuddy (Hilary Swank) and three women ?
In the 1850's, several naturalists visited the archipelago and gathered plant specimens.
We have just experienced the wettest January for 250 years, in the 1850's a January was also wet however just 8mm less then this year.
It's especially fortunate that Lapointe's book appeared just now, in time to prepare readers for the first complete English translation of the Wissenschaftslehre (by Rusnock and Paul George, forthcoming, Oxford)--along with the first English translation of 1850's The New Anti-Kant, the definitive record of Bolzano's section-by-section critical engagement with Kant first Critique (by Lapointe and Tolley, forthcoming, Palgrave).
Results in the new world were no less dramatic, with the infamous 1850's yellow fever epidemics that swept through the southern states of the USA claiming mortality rates of up to 85%, according to official Osier's statistics, whereas the mortality figures gathered at homoeopathic hospitals were between 5% and 6%.
Since Thomas Burberry created the first trench coat in the 1850's, and even with some revamped versions every season - they come in different patterns, fascinating hues and countless fabrics - the trench coat has remained true to its heritage in the ever classic khaki gabardine.
The city, according to its history, has its origins in the 1850's when the Malay chief of Klang, Raja Abdullah, hired some Chinese laborers to open new and larger tin mines, for which the country is famous.