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What Happened on August 4, 1847

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

Author of Moby-Dick, American novelist Herman Melville (28) marries Elizabeth Shaw, daughter of Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court

Moby Dick Author Herman Melville
Moby Dick Author
Herman Melville

1847 Highlights

About August 4, 1847

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 173 years, 5 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Leo