1845 in History – What happened in year 1845

In history, year 1845 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1845.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1845:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
29 januaryAmerican poet Edgar Allan Poe's 'The Raven' appeared in the New York Evening Mirror, the first publication attributed to Poe.
13 marchGerman composer Felix Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto, one of the most popular and most frequently performed violin concertos of all time, was first played in Leipzig.
19 marchCaptain Sir John Franklin and his ill-fated Arctic expedition departed from Greenhi the, England; the entire 129-man complement would be lost.
19 mayCaptain Sir John Franklin and his ill-fated Arctic expeditiondeparted from Greenhithe, England; the entire 129-man complement wouldbe lost.
28 augustThe first issue of the popular science magazine Scientific American was published, currently the oldest continuously published magazine in the United States.
09 octoberAnglican priest John Henry Newman, who wished to return theChurch of England to many Catholic beliefs, was formally received intothe Roman Catholic Church.
20 novemberAnglo-French blockade of the Río de la Plata-The ArgentineConfederation were defeated in the Battle of Vuelta de Obligado, butChile and Brazil were inspired to join forces with them afterwards.
27 decemberJohn L. O'Sullivan, in his newspaper the New York Morning News, argued that the United States had the right to claim the entire Oregon Country 'by the right of our manifest destiny'.
03 May1600 people died in a theater fire in Canton, China.
04 JuneThe fight between Mexico and the US began.
28 AugustThe first issue of the famous magazine Scientific American was published.
11 DecemberFirst Anglo Sikh War started.
29 DecemberTexas became the 28th state of the US.
22 FebruaryThe Dutch East India Company bought Serampore and Balasore by the East India Company.
26 MarchAdhesive medicated plaster granted patent.
27 MarchAnother German physicist and mathematician Velhelm Röntgen was born. He discovered a special ray x ray in 1895 AD.
29 JanuaryPublished by Edgar Allan Poe for "The Raven" (New York Evening Mirror).
28 FebruaryThe United States Congress approved the takeover of Texas.
03 MarchThe United States Congress enacted a presidential veto law for the first time.
20 AprilRomon Castilla was made President of Peru.
02 MayThe collapse of a suspension bridge in Great Yarmwood, England, killed about 80 people, mostly children.
01 JuneHomaling Pigeon completed an 11,000-kilometer trip to Namibia-London in 55 days.
14 JulyThe first postmasters final tickets were released.
28 AugustScientific American magazine published its first copy.
25 SeptemberThe Phi Alpha Literary Society was established.
21 OctoberThe New York Herald became the first newspaper to mention a game of baseball.
04 NovemberThe first uniform election day was celebrated in America.
11 DecemberFirst Anglo-Sikh War: The Sikh army crossed the Sutlej River in Punjab.


Famous birthdays in the year 1845:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
03 March Georg Cantor / Philosopher / Germany
04 JulyThomas John Barnardo / Philanthropist / Ireland
08 OctoberSalomon Kalischer / Pianist / Germany
09 JuneFrank Norton / Baseball Player / United States of America
09 OctoberCarl Gustav Thulin / Shipowner / Sweden
09 JuneGilbert Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound / Politician / United Kingdom
09 MayGustaf de Laval / Engineer / Sweden
11 February Ahmet Tevfik Pasha / Politician / Turkey
16 MayÉlie Metchnikoff / Biologist / Ukraine
16 March Umegatani Tōtarō I / Wrestler / Japan
17 OctoberJohn J. Gardner / Politician / United States of America
19 NovemberAgnes Giberne / Author / United Kingdom
20 AugustAlbert Chmielowski / Saint / Poland
22 JuneRichard Seddon / Politician / United Kingdom
24 SeptemberNikolai Anderson / Author / Estonia
24 AugustJames Calhoun / Lieutenant / United States of America
25 NovemberJosé Maria de Eça de Queirós / Journalist / France
27 March Jakob Sverdrup / Politician / Norway
27 AugustÖdön Lechner / Architect / Hungary
28 OctoberZygmunt Florenty Wróblewski / Chemist / Poland

Famous Indian Personalities Birthdays in the year 1845:

YearName / Profession / Country
04 AugustSir Phirozshah Mehta / Politician / India
23 DecemberDr. Rash Behari Ghosh / Lawyer / India
13 SeptemberHenry John Stedman Cotton / Civil Servant / India

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