What Happened in 1846

  • Wilmot Proviso Is Introduced

    The Wilmot Proviso was introduced on August 8, 1846, in the United States House of Representatives as a rider on a $2 million appropriations bill... Read more

  • David Wilmot Introduces Proviso as Preventative Slavery Measure

    The Wilmot Proviso was introduced on August 8, 1846, in the United States House of Representatives as a rider on a $2 million appropriations bill... Read more

  • Walter Liberty Vernon Is Born

    Walter Liberty Vernon (1846–1914) was an English architect who migrated to the state of New South Wales, Australia and pursued his career as an... Read more

  • Battle Of Santa Fe

    The so-called Battle of Santa Fe (also known as the Battle of Cañoncito) took place, near Santa Fe, New Mexico, during the Mexican-American War on... Read more

  • Daniel Hudson Burnham Is born

    Architect and city planner Daniel Hudson Burnham was born in Henderson, New York, on September 4, 1846. He moved with his family to Chicago nine... Read more

  • Battle Of Monterrey Begins

    In the Battle of Monterrey (September 21–24, 1846) during the Mexican-American War, General Pedro de Ampudia and the Mexican Army of the North was... Read more

  • Siege Of Los Angeles

    The "Siege of Los Angeles" was a military occupation by the United States Marines of the Pueblo de Los Angeles during the Mexican-American... Read more

  • Neptune Is Discovered

    Discovered on September 23, 1846, Neptune was the first planet found by mathematical prediction rather than by empirical observation. Unexpected... Read more

  • Battle Of Chino

    The skirmish known as the 'Battle of Chino' of the Mexican-American War occurred on September 26-27, 1846, during which 24 Americans led by... Read more

  • Charles Dickens publishes Dombey and Son

    Dombey and Son is a novel by the Victorian author Charles Dickens. It was first published in monthly parts between October 1846 and April 1848 with... Read more

  • Battle Of Dominguez Rancho Begins

    Stockton, however, left too small a force in Los Angeles, and the Californios, acting on their own and without help from Mexico, led by José Mariá... Read more

  • First Battle Of Tabasco

    The First Battle of Tabasco was fought during the Mexican-American War. The battle was part of the U.S. Home Squadron's efforts to blockade the... Read more

  • Occupation Of Saltillo, Coahuila

    Saltillo is the capital city of the northeastern Mexican state of Coahuila and the municipal seat of the municipality of the same name. The city is... Read more

  • Battle Of Natividad

    The Battle of the Natividad took place on November 16, 1846, during the Mexican-American War. San Juan Bautista was the marshaling area for... Read more

  • Battle Of San Pasqual

    The Battle of San Pasqual (also spelled San Pascual) was a military encounter that occurred during the Mexican-American War in what is now the San... Read more

  • Battle Of El Brazito

    The Battle of El Brazito took place on December 25, 1846, early in the Mexican-American war. In October 1846, Colonel Alexander W. Doniphan of... Read more

  • Iowa is the 29th State Admitted to the Union

    The first American settlers officially moved to Iowa in June 1833. Primarily, they were families from Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Indiana,... Read more