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 Deussen, German philosopher (Schopenhauer-Gesellschaft), born in Oberdreis, Germany (d. 1919)
  • 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, American educator & 1st woman pres. (National Educational Association), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1918)
  • Jan 15 Heinrich Vogl, German operatic heldentenor, born in Munich, Germany (d. 1900)
  • 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