1847 in History – What happened in year 1847

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

In history, year 1847 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 1847.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1847 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
04 januaryAmerican gun inventor Samuel Colt made his first large sale of his revolvers to the Texas Rangers.
30 januaryThe town of Yerba Buena in Mexican California was renamed San Francisco.
23 februaryMexican–American War-The United States Army used heavyartillery to repulse the much larger Mexican army at the Battle of BuenaVista near Saltillo, Coahuila.
09 marchMexican–American War-The Siege of Veracruz began, the firstlarge-scale amphibious assault conducted by United States militaryforces.
05 aprilBritain's first civic public park, Birkenhead Park in Birkenhead, Merseyside, opened.
16 aprilNew Zealand Wars-A minor Maori chief was accidentally shot bya junior British Army officer in the Petre settlement of New Zealand's North Island, triggering the Wanganui Campaign.
18 aprilMexican–American War Winfield Scott United States troops out-flanked and drove Santa Anna's larger Mexican army from a strong defensive position in the Battle of Cerro Gordo.
11 juneAfonso died at age two, leaving his father Pedro II, the last emperor of Brazil, without a male heir.
11 septemberStephen Foster's 'Oh! Susanna' one of themost famous American songs ever written, premiered at a concert in anice cream shop in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
12 octoberWerner von Siemens, a German inventor, founded Siemens &Halske, which later became Siemens AG, the largest engineering companyin Europe.
04 novemberScottish physician James Young Simpson discovered theanaesthetic qualities of chloroform.
29 novemberOregon missionaries Marcus and Narcissa Whitman along with about a dozen others were killed by Cayuse and Umatilla Native American tribes, sparking the Cayuse War.
08 MayRobert W. to rubber tires Thompson got patented.
12 MayWilliam Clayton invented the odometer.
20 JulyGerman astronomer Theodore discovered the comet Brorsen-Metkoff.
01 OctoberAnne Besant, a member of the Theosophical Society, who played a major role in India's freedom movement, was born in London.
10 SeptemberThe United States opened the first theater in the Hawaiian Islands, located in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.
12 NovemberBritish physician Sir James Young Simpson used chloroform for the first time as an anesthetic.
04 FebruaryAmerica's first telegraph company was established in Maryland.
11 FebruaryAlva Edison was born to give the world many unique things due to her sharp mind.
03 MarchAlexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone, was born.
10 MarchThe first coin was minted in Hawaii.
28 AprilGeorge b Vation became the first black citizen to go to New York court in the United States.
01 JanuaryThe publication of Neath's current newspaper in Harlem began.
25 FebruaryState University of Iowa received approval.
01 MarchThe death penalty was formally abolished in the state of Michigan.
15 AprilLawrence School Sanwar was established.
05 MayThe Architectural Association School of Architecture was established in London.
01 JuneThe first Congress Party of the Communist League was held in London.
01 JulyThe United States published its first postage stamps.


Famous birthdays in the year 1847:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 DecemberJulia A. Moore / Poet / United States of America
01 NovemberEmma Albani / Actress / United Kingdom
01 NovemberHiệp Hòa / Emperor / Vietnam
06 February Henry Janeway Hardenbergh / Architect / United States of America
09 February Hugh Price Hughes / Clergyman / United Kingdom
10 MayWilhelm Killing / Academic / Germany
10 AprilJoseph Pulitzer / Journalist / United States of America
10 February Nabinchandra Sen / Poet / Bangladesh
11 SeptemberMary Watson Whitney / Academic / United States of America
11 February Thomas Edison / Business Man / United States of America
14 SeptemberFanny Holland / Actress / United Kingdom
14 February Anna Howard Shaw / Physician / United States of America
16 NovemberEdmund James Flynn / Politician / Canada
17 DecemberÉmile Faguet / Author / France
20 AugustAndrew Greenwood / Cricketer / United Kingdom
20 SeptemberSusanna Rubinstein / Psychologist / Austria
20 OctoberFrits Thaulow / Painter / Norway
28 March Gyula Farkas / Mathematician / Hungary
31 MayWilliam Pirrie / Politician / Ireland
31 March Yegor Ivanovich Zolotarev / Mathematician / Russia

Famous Indian Personalities Birthdays in the year 1847:

YearName / Profession / Country
05 AprilRahimtulla Sayani / Politician / India
01 OctoberAnnie Besant / Socialist / India
01 OctoberMrs. Annie Besant / Socialist / India
01 OctoberDr. Annie Besant / Author / India
23 SeptemberAnandamohan Bose / Social Reformer / India
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