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Year 1846 in History

Events in History

  • Apr 25 Thornton Affair: Open conflict begins over the disputed border of Texas, triggering the Mexican–American War
  • Aug 10 US Act of Congress passes establishing the Smithsonian Institution, now world's largest museum and research complex

Historical Marriages


Historical Figures Who Died in 1846

  • Jan 5 Alfred Thomas Agate, American artist, dies at 33
  • Jan 10 Étienne Pivert de Senancour, French writer (De l'Amour), dies at 75
  • Jan 30 Joseph Carpue, English surgeon who pioneered early plastic surgery in England, dies at 81
  • Feb 9 Henry Gally Knight, architect/writer, dies
  • Feb 14 Cornelis Felix van Maanen, Dutch Minister of Justice (1807-42), dies at 76

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