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|Centuries:||18th century - 19th century - 20th century|
|Decades:||1820s 1830s 1840s - 1850s - 1860s 1870s 1880s|
|Years:||1850 1851 1852 1853 1854 1855 1856 1857 1858 1859|
- June 15 - First edition of the Deseret News published.
- September 9 - Territory of Utah established by Congress in preference to admitting the State of Deseret to the Union as a state.
- September 20 - Brigham Young appointed as governor of the Territory of Utah.