1846 in history

1846 events chronologically

Jan 5 The United States House of Representatives votes to stop sharing the Oregon Territory with the United Kingdom
Jan 28 The Battle of Aliwal, India, is won by British troops commanded by Sir Harry Smith
Jan 31 After the Milwaukee Bridge War, Juneautown and Kilbourntown unify as the City of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Feb 4 The first Mormon pioneers make their exodus from Nauvoo, Illinois, westward towards Salt Lake Valley
Feb 10 First Anglo-Sikh War: Battle of Sobraon – British defeat Sikhs in final battle of the war
Feb 19 In Austin, Texas the newly formed Texas state government is officially installed. The Republic of Texas government officially transfers power to the State of Texas government following the annexation of Texas by the United States
Feb 20 Polish insurgents lead an uprising in Kraków to incite a fight for national independence

Top 7 most famous people born in 1846

Jan 5 Rudolf Christoph Eucken a German philosopher. He received the 1908 Nobel Prize for Literature "in recognition of his earnest search for truth, his penetrating power of thought, his wide range of vision, and the warmth and strength in presentation with which in his numerous works he has vindicated and developed an idealistic philosophy of life"
Feb 26 Buffalo Bill an American scout, bison hunter, and showman. He was born in the Iowa Territory , in Le Claire but he grew up for several years in his father's hometown in Canada before his family moved to the Kansas Territory
May 5 Henryk Sienkiewicz a Polish journalist, Nobel Prize-winning novelist, and philanthropist. He is best remembered for his historical novels
May 25 Princess Helena of the United Kingdom the third daughter and fifth child of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.
May 30 Peter Carl Fabergé a Russian jeweller, best known for the famous Fabergé eggs, made in the style of genuine Easter eggs, but using precious metals and gemstones rather than more mundane materials.
Jun 27 Charles Stewart Parnell an Irish landlord, nationalist political leader, land reform agitator, and the founder and leader of the Irish Parliamentary Party. He was one of the most important figures in 19th century Great Britain and Ireland, and was described by Prime Minister William Gladstone as the most remarkable person he had ever met
Oct 6 George Westinghouse an American entrepreneur and engineer who invented the railway air brake and was a pioneer of the electrical industry. Westinghouse was one of Thomas Edison's main rivals in the early implementation of the American electricity system. Westinghouse's electricity system ultimately prevailed over Edison's insistence on direct current. In 1911 Westinghouse received the AIEE's Edison Medal "For meritorious achievement in connection with the development of the alternating current system."

Top 7 most famous people died in 1846

Mar 17 Friedrich Bessel a German astronomer, mathematician. He was the first astronomer to determine the distance from the sun to another star by the method of parallax
Jun 1 Pope Gregory XVI born Bartolomeo Alberto Cappellari EC, reigned from 2 February 1831 to his death in 1846. He had adopted the name Mauro upon entering the religious order of the Camaldolese
Jun 17 Jean-Gaspard Deburau a celebrated Bohemian-French mime. He performed from around 1819 to the year of his death at the Théâtre des Funambules, which was immortalized in Marcel Carné's poetic-realist film Children of Paradise , where he appears as a major character. His most famous pantomimic creation was Pierrot—a character that served as the godfather of all the Pierrots of Romantic, Decadent, Symbolist, and early Modernist theater and art
Jul 25 Louis Bonaparte the fifth surviving child and the fourth surviving son of Carlo Buonaparte and Letizia Ramolino. His brother was the first Emperor of the French, Napoleon I, and his son was the last, Napoleon III
Aug 24 Adam Johann von Krusenstern a Baltic German admiral and explorer, who led the first Russian circumnavigation of the globe.
Nov 2 Esaias Tegnér a Swedish writer, professor of Greek language, and bishop. He was during the 19th century regarded as the father of modern poetry in Sweden, mainly through the national romantic epos Frithjof's Saga. He has been called Sweden's first modern man. Much is known about him, and he also wrote openly about himself
Nov 30 Friedrich List a leading 19th-century German-American economist who developed the "National System" or what some would call today the National System of Innovation. He was a forefather of the German historical school of economics, and considered the original European unity theorist whose ideas were the basis for the European Economic Community