On This Day

What Happened on January 4, 1847

Day of the Week: Monday

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 1947)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Inventor/Industrialist Samuel Colt
Samuel Colt

Famous Birthdays

  • Hendrik Goeman Borgesius, Dutch politician