What Happened in February 1847

Historical Events

  • Feb 4 1st US telegraph company established in Maryland
  • Feb 22 Battle of Buena Vista: US troops beat Mexican army

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

Feb 23 Battle of Buena Vista Mexico; Zachary Taylor defeats Mexicans

12th US President Zachary Taylor
12th US President
Zachary Taylor
  • Feb 25 State University of Iowa is approved
  • Feb 28 US defeats Mexico in battle of Sacramento

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 2 Jules Francois Blasini, Curacaos pianist/composer
  • Feb 7 Ernst Franck, German composer/conductor
  • Feb 8 Hugh Price Hughes, English social reformer (d. 1902)
  • Feb 10 A N Hornby, cricketer (pioneering England Test batsman)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Feb 11 Thomas Edison, American inventor of over 1000 patents, born in Milan, Ohio (d. 1931)

Inventor Thomas Edison
Thomas Edison
  • Feb 14 Anna Howard Shaw, US, suffragette
  • Feb 14 Maria Pia of Italy, queen of Portugal (d. 1911)
  • Feb 15 Robert Fuchs, composer
  • Feb 16 Ludwig Philipp Scharwenka, German composer (Album polonaise)
  • Feb 25 John Watson, Canada, philosopher (Objective Idealism)
  • Feb 27 Ellen Alice Terry, Coventry Engl, actress/director (Imperial Theatre)

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 15 Germinal Pierre Dandelin, Belgian mathematician (b. 1794)
  • Feb 17 William Collins, landscape painter, dies