< MDCCCXLVII = 1847 >
Events in 1847
|13 January:|| ||The Julian calendar including its New Year's Day is delayed by 12 days.|
|30 January:|| ||On his last day in office as the town's first mayor, Washington Bartlett changes the name of Yerba Buena into San Fransisco.|
|11 February:|| ||Thomas Edison, American inventor, is born in Milan, Ohio.|
|15 February:|| ||In this Chinese New Year the Horse makes way for the Year of the Ram.|
|3 March:|| ||Alexander Graham Bell, Scottish-American inventor, is born Alexander Bell in Edinburgh.|
|31 March:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|4 April:|| ||The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated Easter Sunday after the first full moon after the spring equinox as described by the Council of Nicaea in 325.|
|10 April:|| ||Joseph Pulitzer, Hungarian-American newspaper publisher, is born Politzer József in Makó.|
|23 May:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|14 June:|| ||German chemist Robert Bunson invents the laboratory gas burner.|
|1 Augustus:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 1263 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|31 Augustus:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|6 September:|| ||Henry David Thoreau leaves Walden Pond to live with Ralph Waldo Emerson and his family in Concord, Massachusetts.|
|20 September:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
|12 October:|| ||Werner von Siemens founds a company for his inventions and opens the first workshop of the Telegraphen-Bauanstalt von Siemens & Halske.|
|7 November:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|24 December:|| ||Christmas Eve starts off the holidays celebrating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.|
People in 1847
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 1847 was a common year starting on a Friday, just like 1751, 1762, 1773, 1779, 1790, 1802, 1813, 1819, 1830 and 1841 in the century before it and 1858, 1869, 1875, 1886, 1897, 1909, 1915, 1926, 1937 and 1943 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?2013 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?1847 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 23 May 2013.