1848 in History – What happened in year 1848


In history, year 1848 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 1848.

Know what happened in 1848:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
02 FebruaryThe Mexican–American War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, which gave 1.36 million square kilometres (530,000 sq mi) of Mexican territory known as the Mexican Cession to the United States in exchange for US$15 million.
02 JuneAs part of the Pan-Slavism movement, the Prague Slavic Congressbegan in Prague, one of the few times that voices from all Slavpopulations of Europe were heard in one place.
13 September An explosion drove a large iron rod completely through the headof Phineas P. Gage, making him an important early case of brain damageaffecting personality and behavior.
19 July The two-day Women's Rights Convention, the first women's rightsand feminist convention held in the United States, opened in SenecaFalls, New York.
21 FebruaryThe Communist Manifesto by communist theorists Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels was first published, becoming one of the world's most influential political tracts.
23 March Captained by William Cargill, Scottish settlers on the John Wickliffe arrived at what is now Port Chalmers in the Otago Region of New Zealand.
24 January James W. Marshall discovered gold at Sutter's Mill in Coloma, California, leading to the California Gold Rush.
12 SeptemberSwitzerland became a federal state with the adoption of a newconstitution.
02 JuneAs part of the Pan-Slavism movement, the Prague Slavic Congressbegan in Prague, the first of several times that voices from all Slavpopulations of Europe were heard in one place.
21 JuneIn the Wallachian Revolution, Ion Heliade Radulescu andChristian Tell proclaimed a new republican government.
11 March Louis-Hippolyte Lafontaine and Robert Baldwin become the firstPrime Ministers of the Province of Canada to be democratically electedunder a system of responsible government.
02 FebruaryThe Mexican–American War ended with the signing of the Treatyof Guadalupe Hidalgo, which gave 1.36 million square kilometres(530,000 sq mi) of Mexican territory known as the Mexican Cession tothe United States in exchange for US$15 million.
03 JanuaryJoseph Jenkins Roberts began his term as the first President ofLiberia.
24 JanuaryJames W. Marshall discovered gold at Sutter's Mill(reconstruction pictured) in Coloma, California, leading to theCalifornia Gold Rush.
02 DecemberFranz Joseph became Emperor of Austria.
11 JulyLondon Waterloo station, Britain's busiest railway station bypassenger usage, was opened by the London and South Western Railway.
13 SeptemberAn explosion drove an iron rod through the head of railroad foreman Phineas Gage (pictured), making him an important early case of personality change after brain injury.
19 JulyThe two-day Women's Rights Convention, the first women's rightsand feminist convention held in the United States, opened in SenecaFalls, New York.
12 SeptemberSwitzerland became a federal state with the adoption of a newconstitution.
19 JulyThe two-day Women's Rights Convention, the first women's rightsand feminist convention held in the United States, opened in SenecaFalls, New York.
02 JuneAs part of the Pan-Slavism movement, the Prague Slavic Congressbegan in Prague, the first of several times that voices from all Slavpopulations of Europe were heard in one place.
02 FebruaryThe Mexican–American War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, which gave 1.36 million square kilometres(530,000 sq mi) of Mexican territory known as the Mexican Cession tothe United States in exchange for US$15 million.
21 FebruaryCommunist theorists Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels publishedThe Communist Manifesto, which became one of the world's mostinfluential political tracts.
03 JanuaryJoseph Jenkins Roberts began his term as the first President ofLiberia.
24 JanuaryJames W. Marshall discovered gold at Sutter's Mill in Coloma,California, leading to the California Gold Rush.
03 JanuaryJoseph Jenkins Roberts began his term as the first President of Liberia.
23 MarchScottish settlers on the John Wickliffe, captained by William Cargill, arrived at what is now Port Chalmers in the Otago Region of New Zealand.
13 MayMaamme (audio featured), the national anthem of Finland written by German composer Fredrik Pacius and Finnish poet Johan Ludvig Runeberg, was performed for the first time.
21 JuneIn the Wallachian Revolution, Ion Heliade R?dulescu and Christian Tell proclaimed a new republican government.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1848:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 January John W. Goff / Politician / Ireland
03 OctoberHenry Lerolle / Painter / France
04 January Katsura Tarō / Politician / Japan
05 February Joris-Karl Huysmans / Author / France
06 January Hristo Botev / Poet / Bulgaria
08 NovemberGottlob Frege / Philosopher / Germany
10 AugustWilliam Harnett / Painter / United States of America
10 January Reinhold Sadler / Politician / United States of America
14 JuneMax Erdmannsdörfer / Composer / Germany
14 JuneBernard Bosanquet / Philosopher / United Kingdom
17 February Louisa Lawson / Poet / Australia
19 AugustGustave Caillebotte / Engineer / France
24 January Vasily Surikov / Painter / Russia
25 MayJohann Baptist Singenberger / Educator / Switzerland
25 JulyArthur Balfour / Politician / United Kingdom
26 SeptemberHenry Walters / Art Collector / United States of America
27 JulyLoránd Eötvös / Politician / Hungary
27 February Hubert Parry / Historian / United Kingdom
27 January Tōgō Heihachirō / Admiral / Japan
30 AugustAndrew Onderdonk / Actor / United States of America

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1848:

YearName / Profession / Country
29 AprilRaja Ravi Varma / Painter / India
15 JuneGheevarghese Mar Gregorios of Parumala / Bishop / India
10 NovemberSurendranath Banerjee / Politician / India
13 AugustRomesh Chunder Dutt / Historian / India
10 NovemberSurendranath Banerjee / Freedom Fighter / India
10 NovemberSir Surendranath Banerjee / Politician / India
16 AprilKandukuri Veeresalingam / Author / India
10 NovemberSurendra Nath Benerjee / Professor / India

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