October 1845 in History

Events in History

  • 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

Birthdays in History

  • Oct 17 Franz Ehrle, German prefect of Vatican library
  • Oct 28 Zygmunt Florenty Wr√≥blewski, Polish physicist (d. 1888)

Deaths in History

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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