On This Day

What Happened on April 18, 1845

Historical Events

  • Whaling ship the Manhattan captained by Mercator Cooper is the first ship officially permitted visit Edo, Japan, in 220 years rescuing shipwrecked sailors

Famous Birthdays

  • Wilhelm Gericke, Austrian composer, born in Schwanberg, Austria (d. 1925)

Famous Deaths

  • Nicolas Théodore de Saussure, Swiss chemist, dies at 77
1845 Highlights

About April 18, 1845

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 177 years, 2 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Aries