February 1847 in History

Events in History

  • Feb 4 1st US telegraph company established in Maryland
  • Feb 22 Battle of Buena Vista: US troops beat Mexican army

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

Feb 23 Battle of Buena Vista Mexico; Zachary Taylor defeats Mexicans

12th US President Zachary Taylor
12th US President
Zachary Taylor
  • Feb 25 State University of Iowa is approved
  • Feb 28 US defeats Mexico in battle of Sacramento

Birthdays in History

  • Feb 8 Hugh Price Hughes, English social reformer (d. 1902)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Feb 11 Thomas Edison, American inventor (lightbulb, phonograph, motion picture camera) born in Milan, Ohio (d. 1931)

Inventor Thomas Edison
Thomas Edison
  • Feb 14 Anna Howard Shaw, American suffragette
  • Feb 14 Maria Pia of Italy, queen of Portugal (d. 1911)
  • Feb 25 John Watson, Canadian philosopher (Objective Idealism)

Deaths in History

  • Feb 15 Germinal Pierre Dandelin, Belgian mathematician (b. 1794)
  • Feb 17 William Collins, landscape painter, dies