Mapa de Texas, Oregón, y California en 1846 8 de mayo : Cerca de Brownsville , Texas , se produce el primer enfrentamiento bélico entre las fuerzas mexicanas del general Mariano Arista y las fuerzas estadounidenses del general Zachary Taylor en la batalla de Palo Alto , que volvieron a enfrentarse al día siguiente en Resaca de la Palma, con victoria estadounidense por su mayor despliegue artillero.
1846 was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar and a common year starting on Tuesday of the Julian calendar, the 1846th year of the Common Era and Anno Domini designations, the 846th year of the 2nd millennium, the 46th year of the 19th century, and the 7th year of the 1840s decade. As of the start of 1846, the Gregorian calendar was 12 days ahead of the Julian calendar, which remained in localized use until 1923. Calendar year
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1. President: James K. Polk (D-Tennessee) 2. Vice President: George M. Dallas (D-Pennsylvania) 3. Chief Justice: Roger B. Taney (Maryland) 4. Speaker of the House of Representatives: John Wesley Davis (D-Indiana) 5. Congress: 29thJanuary 4 – The United States House of Representatives votes to stop sharing the Oregon Territory with the United Kingdom.January 30 – The City of Milwaukee is incorporated in Wisconsin, merging Juneautown, Kilbourntown and Walker's Point following the Milwaukee Bridge War of 1845. Solomon Juneauis elected first mayor.February 11 – Many Mormons begin their migration west from Nauvoo, Illinois to the Great Salt Lake, led by Brigham Young.February 18 – In Austin, Texas, the newly formed Texas state governmentis officially installed.January 5 – Alfred Thomas Agate, artist, painter, and miniaturist (born 1812)March 24 – William Lee D. Ewing, U.S. Senator from Illinois in 1834 (born 1795)May 10 – Jane Irwin Harrison, Acting First Lady of the United States (born 1804)May 13 – Sarah Wentworth Apthorp Morton, poet (born 1759)
DeVoto, Bernard Augustine (1960). The year of decision, 1846. With an introductory essay by Catherine Drinker Bowen. Boston: Houghton Mifflin. OCLC 3963759.Media related to 1846 in the United Statesat Wikimedia Commons
Monarch – VictoriaPrime Minister – Robert Peel (Conservative) (until 29 June), Lord John Russell (Whig) (starting 30 June)Foreign Secretary – George Hamilton-Gordon, 4th Earl of Aberdeen (until 6 July) Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston(starting 6 July)Parliament – 14th5 January – the United States House of Representatives votes to stop sharing the Oregon Territorywith the United Kingdom.10 February – First Anglo-Sikh War: British victory at the Battle of Sobraon.9 March – the conclusion of the First Anglo-Sikh War with the signing of the Treaty of Lahore. Kashmir is ceded to the British East India Company and the Koh-i-Noor diamond is surrendered to Queen...13 March – Ballinglass Incident: eviction of 300 tenants at the village of Ballinglass in Ireland during the Great Famine.The Brontë sisters' collection Poems by Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell, their first published work (c. 22 May).Charles Dickens' novel Dombey and Son (serialisation begins 1 October) and novella The Battle of Life(c. December).The String of Pearls: a Romance, probably written by James Malcolm Rymer and Thomas Peckett Prest, begins serialisation, the first literary appearance of Sweeney Todd(21 November).9 February – Whitaker Wright, fraudulent financier (died 1904) (suicide)18 February – Wilson Barrett, actor (died 1904)6 March – Henry Radcliffe Crocker, dermatologist (died 1909)17 March – Kate Greenaway, children's book illustrator and writer (died 1901)30 January – Joseph Constantine Carpue, surgeon (born 1764)9 February – Henry Gally Knight, writer and traveler (born 1786)10 March – Harriette Wilson, courtesan and memoirist (born 1786)16 April – Domenico Dragonetti, double-bass virtuoso (born 1763 in Venice)
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