On This Day

What Happened on May 15, 1845

Famous Birthdays

  • Ilya Mechnikov, Russian zoologist and bacteriologist known as the "father of natural immunity" (Nobel 1908), born in Ivanovka, Kharkov Governorate, Russian Empire

Famous Deaths

  • Samuel I Wiselius, Dutch lawyer/businessman/writer, dies at 76
1845 Highlights

About May 15, 1845

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 175 years, 5 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Taurus