Events in year of 1846

  • 01-28Battle of Allwal, Brits beat Sikhs in Punjab (India)
  • 02-04Mormons leave Nauvoo, Mo for settlement in west
  • 02-05"Oregon Spectator" is 1st newspaper to be published on the West Coast
  • 02-10Beginning of Mormon march to west US
  • 02-10British defeat Sikhs in battle of Sobraon, India
  • 02-16Battle of Sobraon ends 1st Sikh War in India
  • 02-19Texas state government formally installed in Austin
  • 02-20British occupy Sikh citadel of Lahore
  • 02-211st US woman telegrapher, Sarah G Bagley, Lowell, Massachusetts
  • 02-23Polish revolutionaries march on Cracow, but are defeated
  • 05-01Ida Pfeiffer (48) begins trip around world
  • 05-03Mexican army surrounds fort in Texas
  • 05-04US state Michigan ends death penalty
  • 05-09Battle of Resaca de la Palma-US sends Mexico back to Rio Grande
  • 05-17Saxophone is patents by Antoine Joseph Sax
  • 05-18US troops attack Rio Grande occupying Matamoros
  • 05-211st steamship arrives in Hawaii
  • 06-05Telegraph line opens between Philadelphia and Baltimore
  • 06-08Battle at Gwanga: British troops beat Bantu
  • 06-10Robert Thomson obtains an English patent on a rubber tire
  • 06-14Belgian Liberal Party forms
  • 06-14California (Bear Flag) Republic proclaimed in Sonoma
  • 06-14California declares independence from Mexico
  • 06-191st baseball game (Cartwright Rules) - NY Nines 23, Knickerbockers 1
  • 06-24Residency tax on Jews of Hungary abolished
  • 07-09Captain Montgomery claims Yerba Buena (San Francisco) for US
  • 07-21Mormons found 1st English settlement in California (San Joaquin Valley)
  • 08-05Oregon country divided between US and Britain at 49th parallel
  • 08-14Henry David Thoreau jailed for tax resistance
  • 08-17US fleet officer Robert F Stockton annexes California

People born in year of 1846

  • 01-01Nikola Pasic: Serbian nationalist / Premier (1891..1926)
  • 01-02Sandor Erkel: Composer
  • 01-05Rudolf Christoph Eucken: Germany -- Idealist philosopher (Nobel 1908)
  • 01-08Albert Cahen: Composer
  • 01-08William Wallace Gilchrist: Composer
  • 01-30Francis H Bradley: British philosopher (neo-idealism)
  • 02-09Wilhelm Maybach: German engineer, designer of 1st Mercedes
  • 02-10Mildred Childe "Life" Lee: Daughter of confederate General Robert E Lee
  • 02-11William Fox Talbot: Pioneer photographer / inventor
  • 02-24Luigi Denza: Composer
  • 02-27Joaquin Valverde: Composer
  • 03-17Kate Greenaway: England, United Kingdom -- Artist / book illustrator (Under the Window)
  • 03-20Auguste Bender: Writer
  • 03-22Randolph Caldecott: England, United Kingdom -- Illustrator (Caldecott Medal namesake)
  • 04-28Johann E Backlund: Swedish astronomer (planets / asteroids)
  • 04-30Rosalie Amstein: Writer
  • 05-02Zygmunt Noskowski: Composer
  • 05-05Federico Chueca: Composer
  • 05-05Henryk Sienkiewicz: Poland -- Author (Quo Vadis, Nobel 1905)
  • 05-08Oscar Hammerstein: Germany -- Opera / playwright (Kohinoor)
  • 05-14Arnold Kerdijk: Dutch lib politician / founder (Social Weekly newspaper)
  • 05-14Pieter W A Cort van de Linden: Dutch Premier (1913-18)
  • 05-17Edmund Bishop: English Secretary of Thomas Carlyle
  • 05-26Arthur Coquard: Composer
  • 06-04Josef Sittard: Music writer
  • 06-07Wladyslaw Gorski: Composer
  • 06-23George Sax: Inventor (saxophone)
  • 06-27Charles S Parnell: English / Irish Home Rule Party-Lower house member
  • 06-30Ricardo Drigo: Composer
  • 07-03Achilles Alferaki: Composer

People died in year of 1846

  • 02-03Joseph Weigl: Austria Composer / conductor (Waisenhaus), dies at 79
  • 02-09Henry Gally Knight: Architect / writer
  • 02-14Cornelis F van Maanen: Dutch Supreme Court Justice, dies at 76
  • 02-18Giovanni Liverati: Composer, dies at 73
  • 02-22Carolus Antonius Fodor: Composer, dies at 77
  • 03-17F W Bessel: Measured distance to 61 Cygni
  • 03-17Friedrich W Bessel: German astronomer (Bessel Functions), dies at 61
  • 04-16Domenico Dragonetti: Composer, dies at 83
  • 05-08Giacomo Cordella: Composer, dies at 59
  • 06-01Gregory XVI [Bartolomeo A Cappellari] / Mauro: Pope dies at 80
  • 06-20Pieter Adams: Architect of Rotterdam, dies at about 67
  • 06-28Adrian van de Ende: Vicar / protestant reformer, dies at 77
  • 07-24Joseph Leopold Eybler: Austrian Composer / choir master, dies at 81
  • 07-24Louis Napoleon: French King of the Netherlands (1806-10), dies at 67
  • 08-01Peter Ritter: Composer, dies at 83
  • 08-07Johann Christian Heinrich Rinck: Composer, dies at 76
  • 08-25Giuseppe Acerbi: Italian nature investigator / diplomat, dies at 73
  • 08-27Frantiszek Scigalski: Composer, dies at 64
  • 08-27Gottfied Wilhelm Fink: Composer, dies at 63
  • 09-17Francesco Giuseppi Pollini: Composer, dies at 84
  • 10-29Jean Louis van Aelbroeck: Flemish agronoom, dies at 90

Events in year of 1847

  • 01-01Michigan is 1st state to abolish capital punishment
  • 01-03California town of Yerba Buena renamed San Francisco
  • 01-091st SF newspaper published (California Star)
  • 01-14Conspiracy in New Mexico against US
  • 01-151st Swedish magazine in US, Skandinavia, published in New York City
  • 01-241,500 New Mexican Indians and Mexicans defeated by US Col Price
  • 01-30Yerba Buena renamed San Francisco
  • 02-041st US telegraph co established in Maryland
  • 02-22Battle of Buena Vista: US troops beat Mexican army
  • 02-25State University of Iowa is approved
  • 03-01Michigan becomes 1st English-speaking jurisdiction to abolish the death penalty (except for treason against the state)
  • 03-03Post Office Department authorized to issue postage stamps
  • 03-07US General Scott occupies Vera Cruz Mexico
  • 03-101st money minted in Hawaii
  • 03-17"Macbeth" opera premieres in Florence
  • 03-181st Dutch public telegram
  • 03-25Pope Pius IX encyclical "On aid for Ireland"
  • 04-05Opera "Die Fledermaus" is produced (Vienna)
  • 04-14Persia and Osmaanse sign 2nd Treaty of Erzurum
  • 04-28George B Vashon becomes 1st black to enter New York State Bar
  • 05-02Sabbath famine
  • 05-04New York State creates a Board of Commissioners of Emigration
  • 05-05American Medical Association organized (Philadelphia)
  • 05-07American Medical Association organizes (Philadelphia)
  • 05-08Robert Thompson patents rubber tire
  • 06-10Chicago Tribune begins publishing
  • 06-14Robert von Bunsen invents the Bunsen burner
  • 06-22Doughnut created
  • 06-27New York and Boston linked by telegraph wires
  • 07-02Envelope bearing 1st US 10 cent stamps, still exists today

People born in year of 1847

  • 01-04Hendrik Goeman Borgesius: Dutch politician
  • 01-20W R Pettiford: Founder (Alabama Penny Savings Bank)
  • 02-02Jules Francois Blasini: Curacaos pianist / composer
  • 02-07Ernst Franck: German composer / conductor
  • 02-14Anna Howard Shaw: United States -- Suffragette
  • 02-16Ludwig Philipp Scharwenka: German composer (Album polonaise)
  • 02-25John Watson: Canada -- Philosopher (Objective Idealism)
  • 02-27Ellen Alice Terry: Coventry, England -- Actress / director (Imperial Theatre)
  • 03-08Karl von Bach: German engineer (Maschinenelemente)
  • 03-14Antonio de Castro Alves: Brazilian poet (Espumas Flutuantes)
  • 03-19Constantin Dimitrescu: Composer
  • 03-23Alexandru D Xenopol: Romania -- Historian
  • 03-27Otto Wallach: Germany -- Chemist (Nobel 1910)
  • 03-31Jarolslaw Zielinski: Composer
  • 04-01Gavriil Musicescu: Composer
  • 04-01Jules-Nicolas Crevaux: French explorer (South America)
  • 04-07J P Jacobsen: Writer
  • 04-09Francesco Paolo Tosti: Composer
  • 04-09Francis William Davenport: Composer
  • 04-10Charles Swinnerton Heap: Composer
  • 04-10Joseph Pulitzer: Hungary -- Publisher (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, New York World)
  • 04-13Cornelis Pijnacker Hordijk: Governor-General (Netherlands East Indies)
  • 05-07Archibald Primrose: Earl of Rosebery (Lib), British Prime Minister (1894-95)
  • 05-13Johannes Haarklou: Composer
  • 05-25Alphonse Goovaerts: Composer
  • 05-25John Alexander Dowie [Elijah the Restorer]: United States -- Evangelist
  • 05-30Alice Sophia Stopford Green: Ireland -- Proponent of Irish independence
  • 06-06Gerben Postma [Ids]: Frisian writer (Swealtsjeblommen)
  • 06-08Ida Sazton McKinley: 1st lady (1897-1901)
  • 06-24Gervais Bernard Gaston Salvayre: Composer

People died in year of 1847

  • 01-11Caroline von Wolzogen [von Lengefeld]: German author, dies at 83
  • 01-14Gov Bent: 5 others in US occupation, killed by revolt in New Mexico
  • 01-22Georges-Julien Sieber: Composer, dies at 71
  • 03-28Mariano Rodriguiz de Ledesma: Composer, dies at 67
  • 03-29Auguste De Polignac: Premier France, dies at 66
  • 04-23Erik Gustaf Geijer: Composer, dies at 64
  • 04-30Charles L J: Archduke of Austria / Governor-General (Austria-Netherland)
  • 05-14Fanny Cacilia Mendelssohn Hensel: Composer, dies at 41
  • 05-16Kaspar Ett: German Organist / composer, dies at 59
  • 05-20Mary Lamb: Writer
  • 07-01George F Kersting: German painter, dies at 61
  • 07-11Joachim G le Sage at Trousers: RC foreman / publicist, dies at 71
  • 07-19Johann Wilhelm Wilms: Composer, dies at 75
  • 09-23Henri MG Earl the Merode: Belg revolutionary (Souvenirs), dies at 65
  • 10-14William Michael Rooke: Composer, dies at 53
  • 11-04Jacob L Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy: German pianist / composer, dies at 38
  • 12-11Moritz Grave von Strachwitz: German poet, dies at 25
  • 12-29William Crotch: Composer, dies at 72