On This Day

What Happened on August 4, 1847

Famous Weddings

Herman Melville

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

1847 Highlights

About August 4, 1847

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 174 years, 5 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Leo