What Happened in March 1845

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 1 US President John Tyler signs a resolution annexing the Republic of Texas

10th US President John Tyler
10th US President
John Tyler
  • Mar 3 1st time, US Senate overrides presidential (Tyler) veto
  • Mar 3 US Congress authorizes ocean mail contracts for foreign mail delivery
  • Mar 3 Florida becomes 27th state of the Union

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Mar 4 James K. Polk inaugurated as 11th US President

11th US President James Knox Polk
11th US President
James Knox Polk
  • Mar 5 7th Grand National: Mr William Loft aboard Cure-All wins

AgreementTreaty of Waitangi

Mar 11 The Flagstaff War: In New Zealand, Chiefs Hone Heke and Kawiti lead 700 Māoris to chop down the British flagpole and drive settlers out of the British colonial settlement of Kororareka because of breaches of the 1840 Treaty of Waitangi.

  • Mar 14 -5.3°F (-20.7°C) in Groningen
  • Mar 17 Bristol man Henry Jones patents self-raising flour
  • Mar 17 Rubber band patented by Stephen Perry of London
  • Mar 26 Joseph Francis, NYC, patents a corrugated sheet-iron lifeboat
  • Mar 26 Patent awarded for adhesive medicated plaster, precusor of bandaid
  • Mar 28 Mexico drops diplomatic relations with US

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 3 Georg Cantor, German mathematician (discover transfinite numbers)
  • Mar 5 Alfonse Hasselmans, composer
  • Mar 10 Alexander III A Romanov, Russian tsar (1881-94)
  • Mar 19 Willem H de Beaufort, Dutch historian/politician

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 27 Wilhelm Röntgen, German physicist who discovered X-rays (Nobel 1901), born in Lennep, Rhine Province

Physicist and Nobel Laureate Wilhelm Röntgen
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
Wilhelm Röntgen

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 18 John Chapman, [Johnny Appleseed], American pioneer agronomist dies in Allen County Indiana
  • Mar 19 George Augustus Kollmann, composer, dies at 56
  • Mar 22 Franz Joseph Volkert, composer, dies at 67