On This Day

What Happened on December 2, 1845

Historical Events

Historic Event

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

Famous Deaths

  • Johann "Giovanni" Simon Mayr, German composer and music director (Cathedral of Bergamo, 1802-45), dies at 82
1845 Highlights

About December 2, 1845

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 176 years, 1 month and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Sagittarius