On This Day

What Happened on December 2, 1845

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

11th US President James Knox Polk
11th US President
James Knox Polk

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? 175 years, 1 month and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Sagittarius