What Happened in October 1845

Historical Events

  • Oct 9 The eminent and controversial Anglican, John Henry Newman, is received into the Roman Catholic Church.
  • Oct 10 Naval School (now called US Naval Academy) opens at Annapolis
  • Oct 13 Texas ratifies a state constitution

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Oct 19 Richard Wagner's opera "Tannhäuser" premieres in Dresden

Composer Richard Wagner
Richard Wagner

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 12 Amintore Galli, composer
  • Oct 17 Franz Ehrle, German prefect of Vatican library
  • Oct 22 Sarah Bernhardt, France, actress (Camille, Queen Elizabeth)
  • Oct 26 Hendrick Waelput, Flemish composer/conductor (Forest, Stella)
  • Oct 28 Zygmunt Florenty Wróblewski, Polish physicist (d. 1888)
  • Oct 30 Gustav Weber, composer

Famous Deaths

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 12 Elizabeth Fry, British social reformer and philanthropist (b. 1780)

English Social Reformer Elizabeth Fry
English Social Reformer
Elizabeth Fry
  • Oct 25 Carel H Verhuell, Dutch/French vice-admiral, dies at 81
  • Oct 27 Jean Charles Athanase Peltier, French Physicist (Peltier effect 1834), dies at 60