1846 in History – What happened in year 1846

✅ Published on April 4th, 2009 in 19th Century in History

In history, year 1846 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1846.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1846 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
31 januaryAfter having come to blows over the construction of a bridge,the citizens of two neighboring towns united to form the city of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
20 februaryPolish insurgents led an uprising in the Free City of Krakówto incite a fight for national independence that was put down by the Austrian Empire nine days later.
25 aprilAn open conflict between the military forces of the United States and Mexico began over the disputed border of Texas north of the Rio Grande and south of the Nueces River, later serving as a primary justification for Mexican–American War.
11 mayLed by George Donner, the American pioneer group known as theDonner Party, which would become known for resorting to cannibalism whenthey became trapped in the Sierra Nevadas, left Independence, Missouri,for California.
13 mayThe United States declared war on Mexico after a series ofdisputes in the wake of the 1845 U.S. annexation of Texas, starting theMexican–American War.
14 juneAnglo-American settlers in the Town of Sonoma began a rebellion against Mexico, proclaiming the California Republic and eventually raising a homemade flag with a bear and star.
16 juneThe Papal conclave of 1846 elects Pope Pius IX, beginning the longest reign in the history of the papacy. Pope Pius IX born Giovanni Maria Mastai-Ferretti, reigned from 16 June 1846 to his death in 1878. He was the longest-reigning elected pope in the history of the Catholic Church – over 31 years.
19 juneThe first officially recorded baseball game using modern rules developed by Alexander Cartwright was played in Hoboken, New Jersey, US.
28 juneBelgian clarinetist Adolphe Sax received a patent for the saxophone .
07 julyMexican–American War: American forces led by Commodore John D. Sloat occupied Monterey, beginning the annexation of California.
19 septemberTwo French shepherd children, Mélanie Calvat and MaximinGiraud, reported experiencing a Marian apparition on a mountaintop nearLa Salette, France, now known as Our Lady of La Salette.
23 septemberUsing mathematical predictions by French mathematician UrbainLe Verrier, German astronomer Johann Gottfried Galle became the firstperson to observe Neptune and recognise it as a hitherto unknown planet.
10 octoberEnglish astronomer William Lassell discovered Triton, thelargest moon of the planet Neptune.
05 JuneTelegraph line debuts between Philadelphia and Baltimore in the US.
10 SeptemberThe famous scientist Elias Howe patented the sewing machine.
15 SeptemberJung Bahadur Rana came to power in Nepal.
23 SeptemberGottfried Galah, along with Ally Heinrich, first saw the planet Neptoon from a telescope.
30 SeptemberAmerican Dentist Dr. William Morton first used \ 'Anesthetic ether \' to remove the patient's teeth.
10 OctoberBritish astronomer William LaSalle discovered Neptune's natural satellite.
16 NovemberAkbar Allahabad, a famous Urdu poet, was born in Bara near Uttar Pradesh's Allahabad district.
28 JanuaryIn the Battle of Aliwal, the British army defeated Ranjodh Singh's army.
09 FebruaryGerman engineer Wilhelm Maybach was born who started the luxury car brand Maybach.
10 FebruaryThe British defeated the Sikhs at the Battle of Sobraon.
20 FebruaryThe British captured Lahore.
28 JanuaryThe British defeated the Sikhs of Punjab at the Battle of Allwal.
16 FebruaryThe Sobrian war brought an end to the Sikh war in India.
25 AprilMexican-American War: Open conflict erupted with border disputes over Texas borders.
13 MayMexican-American War: The United States declared war on Mexico.
15 JuneLassenston Church Grammar School opened in Tasmania for the first time.
18 AugustGeneral Stephen W. Cairney's US forces captured Santa Fe, New Mexico.


Famous birthdays in the year 1846:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 OctoberNectarios of Aegina / Saint / Greece
03 JulyAchilles Alferaki / Politician / Russia
04 AprilComte de Lautréamont / Poet / France
05 January Rudolf Christoph Eucken / Author / Germany
05 NovemberDuncan Gordon Boyes / Soldier / United Kingdom
05 January Mariam Baouardy / Nun / Syria
06 OctoberGeorge Westinghouse / Business Man / United States of America
11 JulyLéon Bloy / Poet / France
14 February Julian Scott / Soldier / United States of America
16 March Rebecca Cole / Physician / United States of America
18 March Kicking Bear / Politician / United States of America
21 January Pieter Hendrik Schoute / Academic / Netherlands
21 JuneMarion Adams-Acton / Author / United Kingdom
24 JuneSamuel Johnson / Priest / Nigeria
25 NovemberCarrie Nation / Activist / United States of America
26 February Buffalo Bill / Soldier / United States of America
27 JuneCharles Stewart Parnell / Politician / Ireland
29 January Karol Olszewski / Chemist / Poland
30 MayPeter Carl Fabergé / Goldsmith / Russia
30 January Angela of the Cross / Nun / Spain

Famous Indian Personalities Birthdays in the year 1846:

YearName / Profession / Country
08 SeptemberPaul Chater / Politician / India
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