What Happened in January 1845

Historical Events

  • Jan 1 The Cobble Hill Tunnel in Brooklyn is completed.

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Jan 10 Poets Elizabeth Barrett & Robert Browning begin corresponding

  • Jan 23 Uniform US election day for president & VP authorized

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Jan 29 Edgar Allan Poe's "Raven" 1st published (NYC)


Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 7 Louis III, last king of Bavaria (1913-18)
  • Jan 7 Paul Deusen, German philosopher (Schopenhauer-Gesellschaft)
  • Jan 13 FĂ©lix Tisserand, French Astronomer (d. 1896)
  • Jan 14 Henry C K Petty-Fitzmaurice 5th marquess of Landsdowne/gov-gen Canada
  • Jan 15 Ella Flagg Young, 1st woman pres (National Educational Association)
  • Jan 15 Heinrich Vogl, composer
  • Jan 17 Lucas Lindeboom, Dutch vicar/evangelist (Vredebond)
  • Jan 22 Jacob Verdam, Dutch philologist
  • Jan 22 Paul Vidal de la Blanche, France, geographer

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 2 Explorer and medical missionary David Livingstone (31) weds Mary Moffat

Physician and Explorer David Livingstone
Physician and Explorer
David Livingstone

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 23 Francesco Ruggi, composer, dies at 77