What Happened in January 1846

Historical Events

  • Jan 1 Yucatan declares independence from Mexico
  • Jan 5 The United States House of Representatives votes to stop sharing the Oregon Territory with the United Kingdom.

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Jan 21 1st edition of Charles Dickens' "Daily News"

Novelist Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens
  • Jan 28 Battle of Allwal, British beat Sikhs in Punjab
  • Jan 31 After the Milwaukee Bridge War, Juneautown and Kilbourntown unified as the City of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 1 Nikola Pasic, Serbian nationalist/premier (1891..1926)
  • Jan 2 Sandor Erkel, Hungarian composer,son of Ferenc Erkel, born in Pest (d. 1900)
  • Jan 5 Rudolf Christoph Eucken, Germany, Idealist philosopher (Nobel 1908)
  • Jan 8 Albert Cahen, composer
  • Jan 8 William Wallace Gilchrist, composer
  • Jan 29 Karol Olszewski, Polish scientist (d. 1915)
  • Jan 30 Francis H Bradley, British philosopher (neo-idealism)

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 5 Alfred Thomas Agate, American artist (b. 1812)
  • Jan 10 Etienne P de Senancour, French writer (De l'Amour), dies at 75