Things that happened in 1849: The execution of Fyodor Dostoyevsky was cancelled at the last second; Zachary Taylor was inaugurated as the 12th president of the United States; Harriet Tubman escaped from slavery; and the Tadich Grill opened in San Francisco. The walls are still wooden, the linens are still a crisp white, and judging from the looks of things, it still has its original... More >>>