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1847

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Years: 1844 1845 1846 - 1847 - 1848 1849 1850

Year 1847 (MDCCCXLVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar).

Events of 1847

January - June

  • January 4 - Samuel Colt sells his first revolver pistol to the United States government.
  • January 13 - The Treaty of Cahuenga ended the fighting of the Mexican-American War in California.
  • January 16 - John C. Fremont is appointed Governor of the new California Territory.
  • January 30 - Yerba Buena, California is renamed San Francisco.
  • February 5 - A rescue effort, called the First Relief, leaves Johnson's Ranch to save the ill-fated Donner Party. These California bound emigrants became snowbound in the Sierra Nevada in the winter of 1846–1847, and some had resorted to cannibalism to survive.
  • February 22 - Mexican-American War: The Battle of Buena Vista - 5,000 American troops under General Zachary Taylor use their superiority in artillery to drive off 15,000 Mexican troops under Antonio López de Santa Anna defeating the Mexicans the next day.
  • March 1
    • The state of Michigan formally abolishes the death penalty.
    • Faustin Soulouque declares himself Emperor of Haiti.
  • March 9 - Mexican-American War United States forces under General Winfield Scott invade Mexico near Veracruz.
  • March 14 - Verdi's Macbeth (opera) premieres at Teatro della Pergola in Florence, Italy.
  • March 29 - Mexican-American War United States forces led by General Winfield Scott take Veracruz after a siege.
  • April 15 - The Lawrence School, Sanawar is established.
  • May 7 - In Philadelphia, the American Medical Association (AMA) is founded.
  • June 1 - First congress of the Communist League, in London.
  • June 27 - The first train journey in Denmark takes place, the train drove from Copenhagen to Roskilde

July - December

  • July 1 - The United States issues its first postage stamps.
  • July 24 - After 17 months of travel, Brigham Young leads 148 Mormon pioneers into Salt Lake Valley, resulting in the establishment of Salt Lake City.
  • July 26 - Liberia gains independence.
  • July 29 - Cumberland School of Law founded at Cumberland University in Lebanon, Tennessee. At the end of 1847 only 15 law schools exist in the United States.
  • August 12 - US troops of general Winfield Scott begin to advance along the aqueduct around Chalco and Xochimilco lakes in Mexico
  • August 20 - US troops defeat Mexican troops in Valencia, Mexico
  • September 30 - The Vegetarian Society was formed in the United Kingdom. It remains the oldest in the world.
  • October - Charlotte Brontë publishes Jane Eyre under the pen name of Currer Bell
  • October 12 - German inventor and industrialist Werner von Siemens founds Siemens AG & Halske.
  • October 31 - Theta Delta Chi founded at Union College.
  • December 21 - Abd al-Kader surrenders and is imprisoned by the French.

Undated

  • Ottoman Empire cedes Abadan Island to the Persian Empire.
  • Founding of the Architectural Association School of Architecture
  • Emily Brontë publishes Wuthering Heights under the pen name of Ellis Bell.
  • The North Carolina General Assembly incorporates the railroad town of Goldsborough, and the Wayne county seat is moved to the new town.
  • Radley College, a famous English public school was founded.

Ongoing events

  • Mexican-American War (1846-1848)
  • Great Irish Famine (1845-1849). This was the worst year of the famine, and is referred to as Black 47.
  • New Zealand land wars (1843-1872)

Births

1847 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 1847
MDCCCXLVII
Ab urbe condita 2600
Armenian calendar 1296
ԹՎ ՌՄՂԶ
Bahá'í calendar 3 – 4
Berber calendar 2797
Buddhist calendar 2391
Burmese calendar 1209
Chinese calendar 4483/4543-11-15
( 丙午年十一月十五日)
— to —
4484/4544-11-24
( 丁未年十一月廿四日)
Coptic calendar 1563 – 1564
Ethiopian calendar 1839 – 1840
Hebrew calendar 5607 – 5608
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 1702 – 1703
 - Shaka Samvat 1769 – 1770
 - Kali Yuga 4948 – 4949
Holocene calendar 11847
Iranian calendar 1225 – 1226
Islamic calendar 1263 – 1264
Japanese calendar Kōka 4
(弘化4年)
Korean calendar 4180
Thai solar calendar 2390

January - June

  • January 28 - Dorus Rijkers, Dutch naval hero (d. 1928)
  • February 8 - Hugh Price Hughes, Methodist Social Reformer, First Superintendent of the West London Mission (d. 1702)
  • February 11 - Thomas Alva Edison, American inventor (d. 1931)
  • February 15 - Robert Fuchs, Austrian composer (d. 1927)
  • February 16 - Philipp Scharwenka, Polish-German composer (d. 1917)
  • March 3
  • March 4 - Karl Bayer, Austrian chemist (d. 1704)
  • March 14 - Castro Alves, Brazilian poet (d. 1871)
  • March 27 - Otto Wallach, German chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1931)
  • April 10 - Joseph Pulitzer, Hungarian-born journalist and newspaper publisher (d. 1911)
  • May 7 - Archibald Primrose, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1929)
  • June 8 - Ida Saxton McKinley, U.S. First Lady (d. 1707)
  • June 11 - Millicent Fawcett, British suffragist and feminist (d. 1929)

July - December

  • July 9 - Wong Fei Hung, Chinese healer and revolutionary (d. 1924)
  • July 25 - Paul Langerhans, German pathologist and biologist (d. 1888)
  • August 14 - Robert Comtesse, member of the Swiss Federal Council (d. 1922)
  • September 5 - Jesse James, American outlaw (d. 1882)
  • October 1 - Annie Besant, English women's rights activist, writer and orator.(d. 1933)
  • October 2 - Paul von Hindenburg, President of Germany (d. 1934)
  • October 14 - Chiquinha Gonzaga, Brazilian composer (d. 1935)
  • November 26 - Dagmar of Denmark, empress of Tsar Alexander III of Russia (d. 1928)
  • December 7 - George Grossmith, English actor and comic writer (d. 1912)
  • December 18 - Augusta Holmès, French composer (d. 1703)
  • November 30 - Afonso Pena, Brazilian president (d. 1709)
  • December 17 - Michel-Joseph Maunoury, French General during World War I (d. 1923)
  • December 28 - Giuseppe Maria Giulietti, Italian explorer (d. 1881)
  • date unknown - Hale Johnson, American temperance movement leader (d. 1702)

Deaths

  • January - Abbasgulu Bakikhanov, Azerbaijani writer (b. 1794)
  • January 19 - Charles Bent, first Governor of New Mexico Territory (assassinated)
  • March 9 - Mary Anning, British paleontologist (b. 1799)
  • April 30 - Archduke Charles of Austria, Austrian general (b. 1771)
  • May 14 - Fanny Mendelssohn, German composer and pianist (b. 1805)
  • May 29 - Emmanuel, marquis de Grouchy, French marshal (b. 1766)
  • July 3 - Matěj Kopecký, puppeteer (b. 1775)
  • September 4 - František Vladislav Hek, Czech patriot (b. 1769)
  • September 13 - Nicolas Oudinot, French marshal (b. 1767)
  • October 3 - Charles Hatchett, English chemist (b. 1765)
  • October 22 - Negus Sahle Selassie of Shewa
  • November 4 - Felix Mendelssohn, German composer (b. 1809)
  • December 14 - Manuel José Arce, Central American politician (b. 1787)