On This Day

What Happened on May 20, 1845

Historical Events

  • 1st legislative assembly convenes in Hawaii
  • HMS Erebus and HMS Terror with 134 men under John Franklin sail from the River Thames in England, beginning a disastrous expedition to find the Northwest Passage. All hands are lost.
1845 Highlights

About May 20, 1845

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 175 years, 5 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Taurus