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1850 in Switzerland

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The following is a list of events, births, and deaths in 1850 in Switzerland.

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Events

  • March - The first federal population census in Switzerland takes place
  • May 7 - A single currency, the Swiss franc, is imposed to replace cantonal currencies in the first Federal Coinage Act
  • October 1 - Der Bund is established
  • The Swiss Federal Council asks two British engineers to design plans for a railway network for the Swiss Confederation
  • The Swiss Post issues its first postage stamps, the local mail and rayon stamps of Switzerland
  • Bieler Tagblatt is established
  • Births

  • February 23 - César Ritz, hotelier (d. 1918)
  • August 9 - Johann Büttikofer, zoologist (d. 1929)
  • Deaths

  • November 30 - Germain Henri Hess, chemist and doctor (b. 1802)
  • References

    1850 in Switzerland Wikipedia


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