1846 in History – What happened in year 1846


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.

Know what happened in 1846:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
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.
16 JuneGiovanni Maria Mastai-Ferretti was crowned Pius IX, and hewould become the longest-reigning elected pope in the history of theCatholic Church.
19 September Two French shepherd children, Mélanie Calvat and MaximinGiraud, experienced a Marian apparition on a mountaintop near LaSalette, France, now known as Our Lady of La Salette.
23 September Using 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.
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.
07 JulyMexican–American War-American forces led by Commodore JohnD. Sloat occupied Monterey, beginning the annexation of California.
10 OctoberEnglish astronomer William Lassell discovered Triton(pictured), the largest moon of the planet Neptune.
14 JuneAnglo-American settlers in the Town of Sonoma began a rebellionagainst Mexico, proclaiming the California Republic and eventuallyraising a homemade flag with a bear and star (digital reproductionpictured).
16 JuneGiovanni Maria Mastai-Ferretti was elected as Pius IX(pictured), and he would become the longest-reigning elected pope in thehistory of the Catholic Church.
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 (statuepicture).
19 JuneThe first officially recorded baseball game using modern rulesdeveloped by Alexander Cartwright was played in Hoboken, New Jersey, US.
20 February Polish insurgents led an uprising in the Free City of Krakówto incite a fight for national independence that was put down by theAustrian Empire nine days later.
31 January After having come to blows over the construction of a bridge,the citizens of two neighboring towns united to form the city ofMilwaukee, Wisconsin (skyline pictured).
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.
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.
12 MayLed by George Donner, the American pioneer group known as theDon ner Party, which became known for resorting to cannibalism when they became trapped in the Sierra Nevadas, left Independence, issouri, for California.
14 JuneAnglo-American settlers in the Town of Sonoma began a rebellion against Mexico, proclaiming the California Republic and eventually raising a home made flag with a bear and star.
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.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1846:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 OctoberNectarios of Aegina / Saint / Greece
03 JulyAchilles Alferaki / Politician / Russia
04 SeptemberDaniel Burnham / Architect / United States of America
05 January Rudolf Christoph Eucken / Author / Germany
05 January Mariam Baouardy / Nun / Syria
06 AugustAnna Haining Bates / Giant / Canada
10 February Ira Remsen / Academic / United States of America
11 JulyLéon Bloy / Poet / France
11 JuneWilliam Louis Marshall / Engineer / United States of America
16 SeptemberAnna Kingsford / Poet / United Kingdom
16 March Jurgis Bielinis / Book Smuggler / Lithuania
16 March Rebecca Cole / Physician / United States of America
21 SeptemberMihály Kolossa / Poet / Hungary
21 JuneMarion Adams-Acton / Author / United Kingdom
22 MayRita Cetina Gutiérrez / Poet / Mexico
25 MayNaim Frashëri / Poet / Turkey
25 NovemberCarrie Nation / Activist / United States of America
27 JuneCharles Stewart Parnell / Politician / Ireland
29 January Karol Olszewski / Chemist / Poland
30 MayPeter Carl Fabergé / Goldsmith / Russia

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1846:

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

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