What Happened in 1845

Historical Events

  • Aug 28 Scientific American magazine publishes its first issue
  • Sep 13 English chemist Michael Faraday discovers the 'Faraday effect', the influence of a magnetic field on polarized light
  • Nov 4 First nationally observed uniform election day in the United States, the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November
  • Dec 2 US President James K. Polk announces to Congress that the United States should aggressively expand into the West, a widely held belief termed "manifest destiny" by newspaper editor John O'Sullivan
  • Dec 29 Texas admitted as 28th state of the Union
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1845 in Sport

  • Sep 23 1st baseball team, NY Knickerbockers organize, adopt rule code

Did You Know?

Ether 1st used in childbirth in US in Jefferson, Georgia

On December 27, 1845

Famous People in 1845

World Leaders in 1845

Would You Believe?

Andrew Jackson's African Grey parrot "Poll" is removed from his funeral for swearing at The Hermitage, Tennessee. Funeral attendee William Menefee Norment recorded: "Before the sermon and while the crowd was gathering, a wicked parrot that was a household pet got excited and commenced swearing so loud and long as to disturb the people and had to be carried from the house”

On June 10, 1845

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