On This Day

What Happened on January 4, 1847

Historical Events


Book releaseHistoric Publication

Manuscripts of Emily Brontë's "Wuthering Heights" and Anne Brontë's "Agnes Grey" sent to publisher T.C. Newby (published December 1847)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Samuel Colt sells his first revolver pistol to the United States government

Inventor/Industrialist Samuel Colt
Inventor/Industrialist
Samuel Colt

Famous Birthdays

  • Hendrik Goeman Borgesius, Dutch politician
1847 Highlights

About January 4, 1847

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 173 years, 7 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Capricorn