What Happened in July 1845

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 4 Henry David Thoreau moves into his shack on Walden Pond

Naturalist/Pacifist Henry David Thoreau
Naturalist/Pacifist
Henry David Thoreau
  • Jul 4 Texas Congress votes for annexation to US
  • Jul 14 1st postmasters' provisional stamps issued, NYC
  • Jul 16 NY Yacht Club holds its 1st regatta
  • Jul 19 Fire in NYC destroys 1,000 homes & kills many

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 4 Thomas John Barnardo, English social worker
  • Jul 18 Tristan Corbière, French poet (d. 1875)

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 4 Pierre P Royer-Collard, French philosopher/Council of 500, dies
  • Jul 9 Jacob earl of Rechteren/Appeltern, gov of Gelderland, dies at 57
  • Jul 12 Henrik Wergeland, Norwegian author (b. 1808)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 17 Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (Whig: 1830-34), dies at 81

British Prime Minister Charles Grey
British Prime Minister
Charles Grey