On This Day

What Happened in January 1845

Historical Events

  • Jan 1 The Cobble Hill Tunnel in Brooklyn is completed

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 10 Poets Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning begin corresponding

  • Jan 23 Uniform US election day for President & VP authorized

Book releaseHistoric Publication

Jan 29 Edgar Allan Poe's poem "Raven" 1st published (NYC)

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 7 Louis III, last king of Bavaria (1913-18)
  • Jan 7 Paul Deusen, German philosopher (Schopenhauer-Gesellschaft)
  • Jan 13 FĂ©lix Tisserand, French Astronomer (d. 1896)
  • Jan 14 Henry Petty-Fitzmaurice, 5th Marquess of Lansdowne, British statesman, born in London, United Kingdom (d. 1927)
  • Jan 15 Ella Flagg Young, 1st woman pres (National Educational Association)
  • Jan 15 Heinrich Vogl, composer
  • Jan 17 Lucas Lindeboom, Dutch vicar/evangelist (Vredebond)
  • Jan 22 Jacob Verdam, Dutch philologist
  • Jan 22 Paul Vidal de la Blanche, French geographer

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

Jan 2 Explorer and medical missionary David Livingstone (31) weds Mary Moffat

Physician and Explorer David Livingstone
Physician and Explorer
David Livingstone

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 23 Francesco Ruggi, composer, dies at 77