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1847 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). 1844 was a leap year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1845 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1846 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... 1848 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1849 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1850 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... This is a list of decades which have articles with more information about them. ... Events and Trends End of the Napoleonic Wars in Europe (1803 - 1815). ... Events and Trends Nationalistic independence movements helped reshape the world during this decade: Greece declares independence from the Ottoman Empire (1821). ... // Events and Trends Electromagnetic induction discovered by Michael Faraday Dutch-speaking farmers known as Voortrekkers emigrate northwards from the Cape Colony Croquet invented in Ireland Railroad construction begins in earnest in the United States Egba refugees fleeing the Yoruba civil wars found the city of Abeokuta in south-west Nigeria... // Events and Trends Technology First use of anaesthesia in an operation, by Crawford Long War, peace and politics First signing of the Treaty of Waitangi (Te Tiriti o Waitangi) on February 6, 1840 at Waitangi New Zealand. ... // Events and Trends Technology Production of steel revolutionised by invention of the Bessemer process Benjamin Silliman fractionates petroleum by distillation for the first time First transatlantic telegraph cable laid First safety elevator installed by Elisha Otis Science Charles Darwin publishes The Origin of Species, putting forward the theory of evolution... // Events and trends Technology The First Transcontinental Railroad in the United States is built in the six year period between 1863 and 1869. ... // Events and Trends Technology The invention of the telephone (1876) by Alexander Graham Bell. ... These pages contain the trends of millennia and centuries. ... (17th century - 18th century - 19th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 18th century refers to the century that lasted from 1701 through 1800. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999 in the... 1847 in archaeology // Explorations Austen Henry Layard begins his examination of Nineveh Excavations Publications The History of the Conquest of Peru by William H. Prescott Births Deaths See also List of years in archaeology 1846 in archaeology 1848 in archaeology Categories: | ... See also: 1846 in architecture, other events of 1847, 1848 in architecture and the architecture timeline. ... See also: 1846 in art, other events of 1847, 1848 in art, list of years in art. ... See also: 1846 in literature, other events of 1847, 1848 in literature, list of years in literature. ... See also: 1846 in music, other events of 1847, 1848 in music and the list of years in music. Events Popular music Opera The Damnation Of Faust by Hector Berlioz Macbeth by Giuseppe Verdi Martha by Friedrich Flotow Births February 15 - Robert Fuchs September 13 - Charles Dupee Blake Deaths May... This article will list events related to rail transport that occurred in 1847. ... See also: Other events of 1847 List of years in science . ... 1846 colonial governors - Events of 1847 - 1848 colonial governors - Colonial governors by year Portugal Angola - Pedro Alexandrino da Cunha, Governor-General of Angola (1845-1848 See also List of state leaders in 1847 List of religious leaders in 1847 List of international organization leaders in 1847 Categories: 1847 | Lists of... 1846 state leaders - Events of 1847 - 1848 state leaders - State leaders by year See also: List of religious leaders in 1847 List of international organization leaders in 1847 List of colonial governors in 1847 // Africa Ashanti Confederacy - Kwaku Dua I Panyin, Asantehene (1834-1867) Buganda - Suna II, King of Buganda... This is the calendar for any common year starting on Friday (dominical letter C). ...

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January

January 4 is the 4th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Samuel Colt (July 19, 1814 – January 10, 1862), born in Hartford, Connecticut, was the inventor of the Colt revolver, and founder of the Colt Firearms company. ... Hoe may mean: Hoe (tool) Hoe (dish) A slang contraction of whore, see prostitution. ... January 13 is the 13th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Treaty of Cahuenga ended the fighting of the Mexican-American War in California. ... Combatants United States Mexico Commanders Zachary Taylor Winfield Scott Stephen W. Kearney Antonio López de Santa Anna Strength 60,000 40,000 Casualties KIA: 1,733 Total dead: 13,283 Wounded: 4,152 25,000 (Mexican government estimate) {{{notes}}} The Mexican-American War was fought between the United States... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 3rd 410,000 km² 402. ... January 16 is the 16th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... John C. Frémont John Charles Frémont (January 21, 1813-July 13, 1890), birth name John Charles Fremon [Harvey, p. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 3rd 410,000 km² 402. ... January 30 is the 30th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Binomial name Clinopodium douglasii (Benth. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 3rd 410,000 km² 402. ... Nickname: The City by the Bay Motto: Official website: http://www. ...

February

February 22 is the 53rd day of every year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Combatants United States Mexico Commanders Zachary Taylor Winfield Scott Stephen W. Kearney Antonio López de Santa Anna Strength 60,000 40,000 Casualties KIA: 1,733 Total dead: 13,283 Wounded: 4,152 25,000 (Mexican government estimate) {{{notes}}} The Mexican-American War was fought between the United States... The Battle of Buena Vista was a land battle of the Mexican-American War fought on 23 February 1847 in Buena Vista, Coahuila, seven miles (12 km) south of Saltillo, in northern Mexico. ... Zachary Taylor (November 24, 1784 – July 9, 1850), also known as Old Rough and Ready, was the twelfth President of the United States, serving from 1849 to 1850. ... For the thrash metal band, see Artillery (band) Historically, artillery refers to any engine used for the discharge of projectiles during war. ... Antonio López de Santa Anna Antonio de Padua María Severino López de Santa Anna y Pérez de Lebrón (21 February 1794 – 21 June 1876) was a 19th century Mexican general and dictator. ...

March

March 1 is the 60th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (61st in leap years). ... Portrait of Faustin Soulouque 1782-1867 Faustin-Élie Soulouque (1782? - August 6, 1867) was a career officer and general in the Haitian army. ... An emperor is a (male) monarch, usually the sovereign ruler of an empire or another type of imperial realm. ... March 9 is the 68th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (69th in Leap years). ... Combatants United States Mexico Commanders Zachary Taylor Winfield Scott Stephen W. Kearney Antonio López de Santa Anna Strength 60,000 40,000 Casualties KIA: 1,733 Total dead: 13,283 Wounded: 4,152 25,000 (Mexican government estimate) {{{notes}}} The Mexican-American War was fought between the United States... Winfield Scott Winfield Scott (June 13, 1786 – May 29, 1866) was a United States Army lieutenant general, diplomat, and presidential candidate. ... Veracruz is the name of a city and a state in Mexico. ... March 29 is the 88th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (89th in Leap years). ... Combatants United States Mexico Commanders Zachary Taylor Winfield Scott Stephen W. Kearney Antonio López de Santa Anna Strength 60,000 40,000 Casualties KIA: 1,733 Total dead: 13,283 Wounded: 4,152 25,000 (Mexican government estimate) {{{notes}}} The Mexican-American War was fought between the United States... Winfield Scott Winfield Scott (June 13, 1786 – May 29, 1866) was a United States Army lieutenant general, diplomat, and presidential candidate. ... Veracruz is the name of a city and a state in Mexico. ... For the Boston area punk band see Siege (band). ...

May

May 7 is the 127th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (128th in leap years). ... Philadelphia is a village located in Jefferson County, New York. ... The American Medical Association (AMA) is the largest association of medical doctors in the United States. ...

June

June 1 is the 152nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (153rd in leap years), with 213 days remaining. ... This article is about communism as a form of society and as a political movement. ... For other uses, see London (disambiguation). ...

July

July 1 is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 183 days remaining. ... A selection of postal stamps from Hong Kong A postage stamp is evidence of pre-paying a fee for postal services. ... July 24 is the 205th day (206th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 160 days remaining. ... Brigham Vu Young (June 1, 1801 – August 29, 1877) was the second prophet and president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church; see also Mormonism). ... Mormon is a colloquial term used to refer to members of most of the sects of the Latter Day Saint movement, a Christian religious movement which began in the 1830s. ... The Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is Salt Lake Citys top tourist draw. ... July 26 is the 207th day (208th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 158 days remaining. ...

August

August 12 is the 224th day of the year (225th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Winfield Scott Winfield Scott (June 13, 1786 – May 29, 1866) was a United States Army lieutenant general, diplomat, and presidential candidate. ... Pont du Gard, France, a Roman era aqueduct circa 19 BC, it is one of Frances top tourist attractions at over 1. ... Xochimilco within the Federal District Xochimilco (Nahuatl for in the flowery fiels) is one of the 16 delegaciones (Boroughs of the Mexican Federal District). ... August 20 is the 232nd day of the year (233rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... The Hemispheric at the Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències by Santiago Calatrava, Valencia, Spain. ...

September

September 6 is the 249th day of the year (250th in leap years). ... Henry David Thoreau Henry David Thoreau (July 12, 1817 – May 6, 1862; born David Henry Thoreau) was an American author, naturalist, transcendentalist, pacifist, tax resister and philosopher who is famous for Walden (available at wikisource), on simple living amongst nature, and Civil Disobedience (available at wikisource), on resistance to civil... Thoreaus Cove, Concord, Mass. ... Ralph Waldo Emerson Ralph Waldo Emerson (May 25, 1803 – April 27, 1882) was a famous American essayist and one of Americas most influential thinkers and writers. ... Seal of Concord, MA Concord is a town located in Middlesex County, Massachusetts. ...

October

October 12 is the 285th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (286th in leap years). ... Ernst Werner von Siemens Ernst Werner von Siemens (December 13, 1816 - December 6, 1892) was a German inventor and industrialist. ... Siemens AG (FWB: SIE, NYSE: SI) is the worlds largest electronics company. ... October 28 is the 301st day of the year (302nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 64 days remaining. ... The Donner Party Memorial at Donner Memorial State Park. ... Official language(s) English Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 25th 149,998 km² 340 km 629 km 4. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 3rd 410,000 km² 402. ... Donner Lake is a freshwater lake quite smaller than nearby Lake Tahoe. ... February 19 is the 50th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1848 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Undated

Imperial motto (Ottoman Turkish) Devlet-i Ebed-müddet (the Eternal State) The Ottoman Empire at the height of its power (1683) Official language Ottoman Turkish Capital Sogut (1299-1326), Bursa (1326-1365), Edirne (1365-1453), Ä°stanbul (1453-1922) Imperial anthem Ottoman imperial anthem Sovereigns Padishah of the Osmanli Dynasty... The term Persian Empire refers to a series of historical empires that ruled over the Iranian plateau. ... Abd al-Kader (äbdäl-kädÄ“r) , c. ... The Architectural Association (also known as AA School of Architecture) is the oldest independent school of architecture in the UK. It was founded by two dissatisfied young architects (Robert Kerr, 19, and Charles Grey, 24) in 1847 to provide a self-directed, independent education at a time when there was... Emily Brontë (July 30, 1818 - December 19, 1848) was a British novelist and poet, best remembered for her one novel Wuthering Heights, an acknowledged classic of English literature. ... Wuthering Heights is Emily Brontës only novel, first published in 1847, under the pseudonym Ellis Bell; a posthumous second edition was edited by her sister Charlotte. ...

Ongoing events

Combatants United States Mexico Commanders Zachary Taylor Winfield Scott Stephen W. Kearney Antonio López de Santa Anna Strength 60,000 40,000 Casualties KIA: 1,733 Total dead: 13,283 Wounded: 4,152 25,000 (Mexican government estimate) {{{notes}}} The Mexican-American War was fought between the United States... Bridget ODonnell and her two children during the famine The Great Famine or the Great Hunger (Irish: An Gorta Mór or An Drochshaol), known more commonly outside of Ireland as the Irish Potato Famine, is the name given to a famine in Ireland between 1845 and 1849. ...

Births

General Michel-Joseph Maunoury (1847-1923) was a commander of French forces in the early days of World War I. He was recalled from retirement at the age of 67 in August 1914 to lead the so-called Army of Lorraine. But his place in history would be made in... WWI may be an acronym for: World War I World Wrestling Industry This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... 1923 (MCMXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... Wong Fei Hung (Chinese: 黃飛鴻; Pinyin: ; Yale Cantonese: Wong4 Fei1 Hung4) (July 9, 1847–March 25, 1924) was a healer, martial artist and revolutionary who became a Chinese folk hero often described as the Chinese Robin Hood. Wong Fei Hung museum in Foshan, Guangzhou, China As a healer and medical doctor... 1924 (MCMXXIV) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... February 11 is the 42nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Thomas Alva Edison (February 11, 1847 - October 18, 1931) was an inventor and businessman who developed many important devices. ... 1931 (MCMXXXI) is a common year starting on Thursday. ... February 15 is the 46th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Robert Fuchs (February 15, 1847 – February 19, 1927) was an Austrian composer and Professor of Music Theory at the Vienna Conservatory. ... 1927 (MCMXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... March 3 is the 62nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (63rd in leap years). ... Alexander Graham Bell (March 3, 1847 – August 2, 1922) was a Scottish-Canadian-American scientist and inventor. ... 1922 (MCMXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... March 27 is the 86th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (87th in Leap years). ... Otto Wallach (March 27, 1847 at Königsberg - February 26, 1931 at Göttingen) was a German Chemist who won the Nobel Prize in 1910 for work on alicyclic compounds. ... Sir Edward Appletons medal Photographs of Nobel Prize Medals. ... 1931 (MCMXXXI) is a common year starting on Thursday. ... April 10 is the 100th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (101st in leap years). ... Joseph Pulitzer Joseph Joe Pulitzer (April 10, 1847 – October 29, 1911) was an American publisher best known for posthumously establishing the Pulitzer Prizes and (along with William Randolph Hearst) for originating yellow journalism. ... 1911 (MCMXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar). ... May 7 is the 127th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (128th in leap years). ... Archibald Philip Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery (May 7, 1847 - May 21, 1929) was a British Liberal statesman and Prime Minister. ... In the United Kingdom, the Prime Minister is the head of government, exercising many of the executive functions nominally vested in the Sovereign, who is head of state. ... 1929 (MCMXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... June 11 is the 162nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (163rd in leap years), with 203 days remaining. ... Millicent Fawcett Dame Millicent Fawcett DBE (June 11, 1847 – August 5, 1929) was a British suffragist (as opposed to a suffragette, who were usually militantly violent) and an early feminist. ... 1929 (MCMXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... July 25 is the 206th day (207th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 159 days remaining. ... Paul Langerhans (1847 - 1888) was a famous German pathologist and biologist. ... 1888 is a leap year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar). ... September 5 is the 248th day of the year (249th in leap years). ... This article is about the outlaw. ... 1882 (MDCCCLXXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... October 2 is the 275th day (276th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 90 days remaining. ... Paul Ludwig Hans Anton von Beneckendorff und von Hindenburg, known universally as Paul von Hindenburg (October 2, 1847 – August 2, 1934) was a German Field Marshal and statesman. ... The Federal President (German: Bundespräsident, formerly Reichspräsident) is Germanys head of state. ... 1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... November 26 is the 330th day (331st on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Princess Marie Sophie Frederikke Dagmar (November 26, 1847 - October 13, 1928) was born as the second daughter of Louise of Hesse and Christian of Glucksburg. ... Alexander (Aleksandr) III (Russian: Александр III Александрович) (b. ... 1928 (MCMXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... December 7 is the 341st day (342nd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... George Grossmith, as illustrated in The Idler magazine, 1897 George Grossmith (December 9, 1847 - March 1, 1912) was an English actor and comic writer, best remembered for his work with Gilbert & Sullivan. ... 1912 (MCMXII) was a leap year starting on Monday in the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday in the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... December 18 is the 352nd day of the year (353rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Augusta Mary Anne Holmès (December 18, 1847 - January 28, 1903), French composer of Irish descent. ... 1903 (MCMIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ...

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Attorney Hale Johnson (1847-1902) left the Republican Party because it did not support an amendment to the United States Constitution mandating national prohibition of alcoholic beverages. ... A Temperance Movement (see definition of temperance) attempts to greatly reduce the amount of alcohol consumed or even prohibit its production and consumption entirely. ... 1902 (MCMII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ...

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