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Historical Events In 1847

Wednesday, 19 February 2020

Nov 08   Bram Stoker, Irish theater manager/author (Dracula) on this day in history.  

Nov 08   The birth of Bram Stoker, Irish author in the year 1847.  

Nov 10   The passenger ship Stephen Whitney is wrecked in thick fog off the southern coast of Ireland, killing 92 of the 110 on board. The disaster results in the construction the Fastnet Rock lighthouse in the year 1847.  

Nov 12   On this day in history sir James Young Simpson, a British physician, is the first to use chloroform as an anaesthetic.  

Nov 21   Steamer "Phoenix" is lost on Lake Michigan, kills 200 in the year 1847.  

Nov 25   In the year 1847 opera "Marta" is produced (Vienna)  

Nov 26   On this day in history alfred de Mussets "Un Caprice," premieres in Paris  

Nov 28   On this day in history bologna: church San Francisco dei Minori Conventuali initiated with premier of Rossini's Tantum ergo  

Nov 29   Indians kill Marcus & Narcissa Whitman, 11 settle in Walla Walla Ore on this day in history.  

Nov 29   On this day in history indians kill Marcus and Narcissa Whitman, 11 settle in Walla Walla  

Nov 30   August Friedrich Martin Klughardt, composer in the year 1847.  

Dec 01   On this day in history agathe Grondahl, composer  

Dec 03   Frederick Douglass publishes 1st issue of his newspaper "North Star" on this day in history.  

Dec 03   Frederick Douglass publishes first issue of his newspaper " North Star" on this day in history.  

Dec 05   In the year 1847 jefferson Davis is elected to the US senate, his first political post.  

Dec 07   In the year 1847 james Deacon White, Canton NY, ball player jumped teams in 1876 (Chi)  

Dec 11   In the year 1847 moritz Grave von Strachwitz, German poet, dies at 25  

Dec 13   Emily Bronte, under the pseudonym 'Ellis Bell', publishes 'Wuthering Heights' in the year 1847.  

Dec 16   Augusta Mary Anne Holmes, composer on this day in history.  

Dec 29   William Crotch, composer, dies at 72 on this day in history.  

Dec 30   John Peter Altgeld, German/US (Gov-Ill)/pardoned Haymarket-anarchists on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1847

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 04   Hendrik Goeman Borgesius, Dutch politician was born on this day in history.  

Jan 20   W R Pettiford, Founder (Alabama Penny Savings Bank) was born on this day in history.  

Feb 02   Jules Francois Blasini, Curacaos pianist/composer was born in the year 1847.  

Feb 07   Ernst Franck, German composer/conductor was born on this day in history.  

Feb 08   Hugh Price Hughes, English social reformer (d. 1902) was born on this day in history.  

Feb 10   A N Hornby, cricketer (pioneering England Test batsman) was born in the year 1847.  

Feb 11   Thomas Alva Edison, Milan Ohio, lit up your life (held 1200 patents) was born on this day in history.  

Feb 14   On this day in history birth of anna Howard Shaw, US, suffragette  

Famous Deaths In 1847

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 11   Caroline von Wolzogen [von Lengefeld], German author, dies at 83 in the year 1847.  

Jan 14   Gov Bent, 5 others in US occupation, killed by revolt in New Mexico died in the year 1847.  

Jan 22   In the year 1847 georges-Julien Sieber, composer, dies at 71  

Feb 15   On this day in history death of germinal Pierre Dandelin, Belgian mathematician (b. 1794)  

Feb 17   William Collins, landscape painter, dies in the year 1847.  

Mar 28   Mariano Rodriguiz de Ledesma, composer, dies at 67 in the year 1847.  

Mar 29   Auguste De Polignac, premier France, dies at 66 on this day in history.  

Apr 23   On this day in history erik Gustaf Geijer, composer, dies at 64  

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