North America 1847: Battle for Mexico City
21 Mar–2 Apr 1847 Santa Anna’s 1847 coup▲
General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna arrived in the northern suburbs of Mexico City, capital of the Mexican Republic, with two divisions, having marched south from Buena Vista. He quickly deposed President Valentin Gomez Farias, replacing him some days later with Pedro Maria Anaya.
30 Mar–11 Nov 1847 Pacific Coast Campaign▲
The United States Pacific Squadron seized ports along the Pacific coast of Mexico, including La Paz, Guaymas and Mazatlán.
21 Jul 1847 Mormon arrival in Salt Lake Valley▲
The first company of Mormon pioneers arrived in the Salt Lake Valley, in what is now Utah, United States of America, having departed Nauvoo, Illinois, in March 1846, to escape persecution for their beliefs.
30 Jul 1847 Caste War of Yucatán▲
Mayan rebels launched an attack on Tepich, Republic of Yucatán; soon most of eastern Yucatán was in Mayan hands.
8–15 Sep 1847 Battle for Mexico City▲
United States forces under Winfield Scott advanced on Mexico City, capital of the Mexican Republic, fighting major battles at Molino del Rey and Chapultepec against Mexican forces led by Santa Anna before capturing the city itself.