The U.S. Congress passes the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850.
In Amsterdam, 25,000 demonstrate for general suffrage.
The Netherlands gives women the right to vote.
The USSR is admitted to the League of Nations.
World War II: Polish government of Ignacy Mościcki flees to Romania.
General Douglas MacArthur moves his command headquarters to Tokyo.
Fidel Castro arrives in New York City as the head of the Cuban delegation to the United Nations.
Pervez Musharraf announces that he will step down as army chief and restore civilian rule to Pakistan, but only after he is re-elected president.
Scotland votes against independence from the United Kingdom.