May 1846 in History

Events in History

  • May 1 Ida Pfeiffer (48) begins trip around world
  • May 3 Mexican army surrounds fort in Texas
  • May 4 US state Michigan ends death penalty
  • May 8 1st major battle of Mexican War fought at Palo Alto, Texas
  • May 9 Battle of Resaca de la Palma-US sends Mexico back to Rio Grande
  • May 13 US declares war on Mexico, 2 months after fighting begins
  • May 18 US troops attack Rio Grande occupying Matamoros
  • May 21 1st steamship arrives in Hawaii

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 24 General Zachary Taylor captures Monterey in Mexican War

12th US President Zachary Taylor
12th US President
Zachary Taylor

Birthdays in History

  • May 5 Henryk Sienkiewicz, Poland, author (Quo Vadis, Nobel 1905)
  • May 14 Arnold Kerdijk, Dutch lib politician/founder (Social Weekly newspaper)
  • May 14 Pieter W A Cort van de Linden, Dutch premier (1913-18)
  • May 17 Edmund Bishop, English secretary of Thomas Carlyle
  • May 22 Oliver Perry Hay, Saluda Indiana, American Paleontologist
  • May 25 Princess Helena of the United Kingdom, daughter of Queen Victoria (d. 1923)
  • May 25 Naim FrashĂ«ri, Albanian poet and writer(d. 1900)
  • May 29 Albert Gyorgy earl Apponyi, Hungarian minister of Education
  • May 30 Peter Carl FabergĂ©, Russian goldsmith and jeweler (d. 1920)

Deaths in History

  • May 23 Franciszek Ksawery Drucki-Lubecki, Polish politician (b. 1778)
  • May 31 Philip Marheineke, German clergyman (b. 1780)