Year 1848 (MDCCCXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian Calendar (or a leap year starting on Thursday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar).
1848 is historically famous for the wave of revolutions that significantly altered the political and philosophical landscape and had major ramifications throughout the rest of the century.
Events of 1848
January – March
- January 24 – California Gold Rush: James W. Marshall finds gold at Sutter's Mill, in Coloma, California.
July – September
- August 19 – California Gold Rush: The New York Herald breaks the news to the East Coast of the United States that there is a gold rush in California (although the rush started in January).
- Several members of G.I. Joe and Cobra wind up back in time after a mishap in Florida. Temera winds up leaving a fertilized egg in the past.
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