Historical Events for Year 1846

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Jan 1st - Yucatan declares independence from Mexico
Jan 5th - The United States House of Representatives votes to stop sharing the Oregon Territory with the United Kingdom.
Jan 21st - 1st edition of Charles Dickens' "Daily News"
Jan 28th - Battle of Allwal, British beat Sikhs in Punjab
Jan 31st - After the Milwaukee Bridge War, Juneautown and Kilbourntown unified as the City of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Feb 1st - Theophile Gautier publishes "Hashish Club" about his initiation
Feb 4th - Mormons leave Nauvoo, Illinois, for settlement in the west
Feb 5th - "Oregon Spectator" is 1st newspaper to be published on the West Coast
Feb 10th - Beginning of Mormon march to western US
Feb 10th - British defeat Sikhs in battle of Sobraon, India
Feb 16th - Battle of Sobraon ends 1st Sikh War in India
Feb 19th - Texas state government formally installed in Austin
Feb 20th - British occupy Sikh citadel of Lahore
Feb 21st - 1st US woman telegrapher, Sarah G Bagley, Lowell, Mass
Feb 23rd - Polish revolutionaries march on Kraków, but are defeated
Novelist Charles DickensNovelist Charles Dickens Mar 4th - 8th Grand National: William Taylor aboard Pioneer wins
Mar 13th - Friedrich Hebbel's "Maria Magdalena" premieres in Königsberg
Mar 25th - German explorer Ludwig Leichhardt arrives in Sydney to a hero's welcome after completing his exploration of Australia's Northern Territory
Apr 25th - Thornton Affair: Open conflict begins over the disputed border of Texas, triggering the Mexican-American War.
May 1st - Ida Pfeiffer (48) begins trip around world
May 3rd - Mexican army surrounds fort in Texas
May 4th - US state Michigan ends death penalty
May 8th - 1st major battle of Mexican War fought at Palo Alto, Texas
May 9th - Battle of Resaca de la Palma-US sends Mexico back to Rio Grande
May 13th - US declares war on Mexico, 2 months after fighting begins
May 18th - US troops attack Rio Grande occupying Matamoros
Explorer and Naturalist Ludwig LeichhardtExplorer and Naturalist Ludwig Leichhardt May 21st - 1st steamship arrives in Hawaii
May 24th - General Zachary Taylor captures Monterey in Mexican War
Jun 5th - Telegraph line opens between Phila & Balt
Jun 8th - Battle at Gwanga: British troops beat Bantu
Jun 10th - Robert Thomson obtains an English patent on a rubber tyre
Jun 14th - Belgian Liberal Party forms
Jun 14th - California (Bear Flag) Republic proclaimed in Sonoma, declaring independence from Mexico
Jun 15th - Oregon Treaty signed, setting US-British boundary at 49°N
Jun 19th - First offically recognised baseball game (played by Cartwright Rules) - NY Nines 23 defeat Knickerbockers 1 at Hoboken, New Jersey
Jun 24th - Residency tax on Jews of Hungary abolished
Jun 28th - Saxophone is patented by Antoine Joseph Sax
Jul 7th - US annexs California
12th US President Zachary Taylor12th US President Zachary Taylor Jul 9th - Capt Montgomery claims Yerba Buena (SF) for US
Jul 9th - The territory of the District of Columbia south of the Potomac River (39 mi² or about 100 km²) is returned to Virginia through an Act of Congress.
Jul 21st - Mormons found 1st English settlement in California (San Joaquin Valley)
Aug 5th - Oregon territory divided between US & Britain at 49th parallel
Aug 10th - US Act of Congress passes establishing the Smithsonian Institution, now world's largest museum and research complex
Aug 14th - Henry David Thoreau jailed for refusing to pay taxes
Aug 14th - The Cape Girardeau meteorite, a 2.3 kg chondrite-type meteorite strikes near the town of Cape Girardeau in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri.
Aug 17th - Commodore Robert F Stockton, US Navy, annexes California
Aug 18th - Gen Stephen W Kearney's US forces captures Santa Fe NM
Aug 26th - Felix Mendelssohn's "Elijah" premieres
Naturalist/Pacifist Henry David ThoreauNaturalist/Pacifist Henry David Thoreau Aug 26th - W A Bartlett appointed 1st US mayor of Yerba Buena (SF)
Sep 10th - Elias Howe patents sewing machine
Sep 15th - Jung Bahadur Rana grabs power in Nepal
Sep 18th - Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning exchange last letters before eloping
Sep 23rd - Johann Gottfried Galle & Heinrich d'Arrest find Neptune
Sep 25th - US troops under Gen Taylor occupies Monterey Mexico
Sep 30th - Anesthetic ether used for 1st time by American dentist Dr William Morton who extracts a tooth
Oct 10th - Alexis de Tocqueville writes about "Algerian problem"
Oct 10th - Neptune's moon Triton discovered by William Lassell
Oct 15th - Dr William Thomas Green Morton 1st public use of ether
Oct 16th - Dentist William T Morton demonstrates effectiveness of ether
Oct 28th - Pioneers suffer blizzard in Sierra Nevada; 42 die
Poet Robert BrowningPoet Robert Browning Oct 31st - Donner party, unable to cross the Donner Pass, construct a winter camp
Nov 4th - Benjamin Palmer patents artificial leg
Nov 5th - Robert Schumann's 2nd Symphony in C premieres
Dec 5th - C F Schoenbein obtains patent for cellulose nitrate explosive
Dec 6th - Opera "La Damnation de Faust" is produced (Paris)
Dec 8th - Hector Berlioz's "La Damnation de Faust" premieres
Dec 28th - Iowa becomes 29th state the Union

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