1847 in History – What happened in year 1847

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.

Know what happened in 1847:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
04 January American gun inventor Samuel Colt made his first large sale of his revolver pistols to the Texas Rangers.
11 September Stephen Foster's 'Oh! Susanna' (audio featured), one of themost famous American songs ever written, premiered at a concert in anice cream shop in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
11 JuneAfonso died at age two, leaving his father Pedro II, the lastemperor of Brazil, without a male heir.
05 AprilBritain's first civic public park, Birkenhead Park inBirkenhead, Merseyside, opened.
04 NovemberScottish physician James Young Simpson discovered theanaesthetic qualities of chloroform.
09 MarchMexican–American War-The Siege of Veracruz began, the firstlarge-scale amphibious assault conducted by United States militaryforces.
16 AprilNew Zealand Wars-A minor Maori chief was accidentally shot bya junior British Army officer in the Petre settlement of New Zealand'sNorth Island, triggering the Wanganui Campaign.
18 AprilMexican–American War-Winfield Scott's United States troopsout-flanked and drove Santa Anna's larger Mexican army from a strongdefensive position in the Battle of Cerro Gordo.
23 February Mexican–American War-The United States Army used heavyartillery to repulse the much larger Mexican army at the Battle of BuenaVista near Saltillo, Coahuila.
30 January The town of Yerba Buena in Mexican California was renamed SanFrancisco.
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.
12 OctoberWerner von Siemens, a German inventor, founded Siemens &Halske, which later became Siemens AG, the largest engineering companyin Europe.
05 AprilBritain's first civic public park, Birkenhead Park inBirkenhead, 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'sNorth Island, triggering the Wanganui Campaign.
18 AprilMexican–American War-Winfield Scott's United States troopsout-flanked and drove Santa Anna's larger Mexican army from a strongdefensive position in the Battle of Cerro Gordo.
04 JanuaryAmerican gun inventor Samuel Colt made his first large sale ofhis revolvers to the Texas Rangers.
05 AprilBritain's first civic public park, Birkenhead Park in Birkenhead, Merseyside, opened.
18 AprilMexican–American War Winfield Scott's 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.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1847:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 NovemberHiệp Hòa / Emperor / Vietnam
02 OctoberPaul von Hindenburg / Politician / Germany
03 March Alexander Graham Bell / Engineer / United States of America
04 March Carl Josef Bayer / Academic / Austria
05 SeptemberJesse James / Outlaw / United States of America
08 OctoberRose Scott / Activist / Australia
08 NovemberBram Stoker / Novelist / Ireland
09 February Hugh Price Hughes / Clergyman / United Kingdom
09 March Martin Pierre Marsick / Violinist / Belgium
14 February Anna Howard Shaw / Physician / United States of America
15 February Robert Fuchs / Educator / Austria
16 AprilHans Auer / Architect / Switzerland
17 DecemberÉmile Faguet / Author / France
18 DecemberAugusta Holmès / Painist / France
20 OctoberFrits Thaulow / Painter / Norway
20 JulyMax Liebermann / Painter / Germany
21 OctoberGiuseppe Giacosa / Poet / Italy
23 AugustSarah Frances Whiting / Astronomer / United States of America
25 JulyPaul Langerhans / Biologist / Germany
31 March Hermann de Pourtalès / Sailor / Switzerland

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1847:

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

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