February 1846 in History

Events in History

  • Feb 1 Theophile Gautier publishes "Hashish Club" about his initiation
  • Feb 4 Mormons leave Nauvoo, Illinois, for settlement in the west
  • Feb 5 "Oregon Spectator" is 1st newspaper to be published on the West Coast
  • Feb 10 Beginning of Mormon march to western US
  • Feb 10 British defeat Sikhs in battle of Sobraon, India
  • Feb 16 Battle of Sobraon ends 1st Sikh War in India
  • Feb 19 Texas state government formally installed in Austin
  • Feb 20 British occupy Sikh citadel of Lahore
  • Feb 21 1st US woman telegrapher, Sarah G Bagley, Lowell, Mass
  • Feb 23 Polish revolutionaries march on Krak√≥w, but are defeated

Birthdays in History

  • Feb 4 Nikolay Umov, Russian physicist (d. 1915)
  • Feb 9 Wilhelm Maybach, German engineer, designer of 1st Mercedes
  • Feb 9 Whitaker Wright, English mining tycoon (d. 1904)
  • Feb 10 Mildred Childe Lee, daughter of confederate General Robert E. Lee
  • Feb 10 Charles Beresford, British admiral and politician (d. 1919)
  • Feb 10 Ira Remsen, American chemist (d. 1927)
  • Feb 14 Julian Scott, American artist and Civil War Medal of Honor recipient. (d. 1901)
  • Feb 18 Wilson Barrett, English playwright (d. 1904)
  • Feb 26 William "Buffalo Bill" Cody, Wild West hunter and showman (Buffalo Bill's Wild West), born in Davenport Iowa (d. 1917)

Deaths in History

  • Feb 9 Henry Gally Knight, architect/writer, dies
  • Feb 14 Cornelis F van Maanen, Dutch supreme court justice, dies at 76
  • Feb 21 Emperor Ninko of Japan (b. 1800)
  • Feb 22 Nikoli A Poveloi, Russian writer/publisher, dies at 49 [OS]