What Happened in 1845

Significant Events

  • Aug 28 Scientific American magazine publishes its first issue
  • Dec 2 Manifest Destiny: US President James K. Polk announces to Congress that the United States should aggressively expand into the West
  • Dec 29 Texas admitted as 28th state of the Union
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Patent awarded for adhesive medicated plaster, precursor of band-aid

On March 26, 1845


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Rubber band patented by Stephen Perry of London

On March 17, 1845

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