What Happened on November 29, 1847

Historical Events

  • Cayuse Indians kill missionaries Marcus & Narcissa Whitman, and 12 others at Waiilatpu Mission in Oregon Country (near present day Walla Walla, Washington)

Famous Deaths

  • Marcus Whitman, American physician and missionary (Oregon Trail), killed at 45
  • Narcissa Whitman (née Prentiss), American missionary and pioneer woman, killed in massacre at 39
1847 Highlights

About November 29, 1847

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 175 years and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Sagittarius