On This Day

What Happened on October 1, 1847

Historical Events


InventionHistoric Invention

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

Industrialist and Inventor Werner von Siemens
Industrialist and Inventor
Werner von Siemens
  • 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? 173 years, 1 month and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Libra