On This Day

What Happened in January 1845

Historical Events

  • Jan 1 The Cobble Hill Tunnel in Brooklyn is completed
  • Jan 23 Uniform US election day for President & VP authorized

Historic Publication

Jan 29 American writer Edgar Allan Poe's poem "The Raven" 1st published in The Evening Mirror newspaper (New York City)

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

David Livingstone

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

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 23 Francesco Ruggi, Italian composer, dies at 77