On This Day

What Happened on October 1, 1847

Historical Events

Historic Invention

German inventor and industrialist Werner von Siemens founds Siemens AG & Halske

  • Maria Mitchell discovers a non-naked-eye comet

Famous Birthdays

  • Annie Besant, English social reformer and supporter of Indian independence, born in London (d. 1933)
1847 Highlights

About October 1, 1847

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 174 years, 2 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Libra