< MDCCCXLVI = 1846 >
Events in 1846
|13 January:|| ||The railway bridge connecting Venice to the mainland is opened with Vicenza railway station as the only modern building on the Canal Grande.|
|13 January:|| ||The Julian calendar including its New Year's Day is delayed by 12 days.|
|27 January:|| ||This Chinese New Year the Snake makes room for the Year of the Horse.|
|11 April:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|12 April:|| ||The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated Easter Sunday following the first full moon following the spring equinox as fixed by the Council of Nicaea in 325.|
|18 May:|| ||Michigan becomes the first American state to ban the death penalty.|
|31 May:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|28 June:|| ||Belgian musical instrument builder Adolphe Sax patents the saxophone.|
|7 July:|| ||United States Navy officer John Sloat takes control of California during the Mexican-American War.|
|31 July:|| ||About 240 Mormon migrants from the east coast arrive on a ship in San Fransisco, still known by its original Mexican name Yerba Buena, doubling the town in population.|
|11 Augustus:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 1262 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|10 September:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|23 September:|| ||The planet Neptune, independently predicted by French astronomer Urbain Le Verrier and British astronomer John Adams, is discovered by German astronomer Johann Galle.|
|30 September:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
|10 October:|| ||Triton, the largest moon of Neptune, is first seen by English astronomer William Lassell seventeen days after the planet itself was discovered by German colleagues.|
|17 November:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|6 December:|| ||“La damnation de Faust” by Berlioz is first performed at the Opéra-Comique in Paris.|
|24 December:|| ||Christmas Eve starts off the holidays celebrating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.|
People in 1846
Hokusai, Chief Seattle, Marie Tussaud, Muhammad Ali, Clemens von Metternich, Francis Beaufort, Carl Friedrich Gauss, Thomas Moore, Friedrich Fröbel, Louis Daguerre, Arthur Schopenhauer, Christian Thomsen, Georg Ohm, Michael Faraday, Charles Babbage, Samuel Morse, Gioachino Rossini, Thomas Carlyle, James Braid, Michael Thonet, Heinrich Heine, Eugène Delacroix, George Biddell Airy, Alexandre Dumas, Victor Hugo, Hector Berlioz, Christian Doppler, Johann Strauss, Hans Christian Andersen, Louis Braille, Alfred Lord Tennyson, Abraham Lincoln, Charles Darwin, Edgar Allan Poe, Nikolai Gogol, Frédéric Chopin, Robert Schumann, Franz Liszt, Charles Dickens, Søren Kierkegaard, Giuseppe Verdi, David Livingstone, Richard Wagner, Ludwig Schläfli, Otto von Bismarck, Giovanni Caselli, Werner von Siemens, Henry David Thoreau, Bahá-’u-’lláh, Karl Marx, James Joule, Gustave Courbet, Léon Foucault, Alexandrina Victoria, Eduard Douwes Dekker, Charles Baudelaire, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Gustave Flaubert, Jules Antoine Lissajous, Gregor Mendel, Louis Pasteur, Bedřich Smetana, Anton Bruckner, Lord Kelvin, Bernhard Riemann, Jules Verne, Leo Tolstoy, Henrik Ibsen, Guido Gezelle, James Maxwell, Gustave Doré, Lewis Carroll, Johannes Brahms, Alfred Nobel, Dmitri Mendeleev, Elisha Gray, Camille Saint-Saëns, Piet Paaltjens, Andrew Carnegie, Samuel Clemens, Norman Lockyer, Ferdinand von Zeppelin, Ernst Mach, John D. Rockefeller, Aleksandr Stoletov, Paul Cézanne, Modest Mussorgsky, Émile Zola, Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Auguste Rodin, Claude Monet, Antonín Dvořák, Louis Le Prince, Edvard Grieg, William McKinley, Friedrich Nietzsche, Karl Benz, Rogier Verbeek, Gabriel Fauré and Wilhelm Röntgen celebrated their birthday this year.
The year 1846 was a common year starting on a Thursday, just like 1750, 1761, 1767, 1778, 1789, 1795, 1801, 1807, 1818, 1829 and 1835 in the century before it and 1857, 1863, 1874, 1885, 1891, 1903, 1914, 1925, 1931 and 1942 in the next.
The coloured days highlight
other historical milestones, and recurring events such as anniversaries and
icons indicate the phases of the moon and appear only for dates in the Gregorian calendar, i.e. after 14 October 1582. The Chinese calendar is available only from 1645 to 2644, the first millenium since the last reform. The coloured columns mark the Sundays, the last day of the week per standard ISO-8601.
The normal calendar page for the current /year?2017 contains an introduction to the intriguing history of the year as we know it. The Calendar Converter has more detail. The so called Perpetual Calendar uses a trick from before the age of computers to find the weekday for any Gregorian date. Also see an overview of all historical events in the last six thousand years.
URL: < http://4umi.com/year?1846 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 21 September 2017.