On This Day

What Happened in September 1845

Historical Events

  • Sep 10 King Willem II opens Amsterdam Stock exchange

InventionScientific Discovery

Sep 13 English chemist Michael Faraday discovers the 'Faraday effect', the influence of a magnetic field on polarized light

Scientist and Inventor Michael Faraday
Scientist and Inventor
Michael Faraday
  • Sep 23 1st baseball team, NY Knickerbockers organize, adopt rule code
  • Sep 23 Hunger strike in Hague

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 1 Paul S Methuen, English fieldmarshal/governor of Natal/Malta

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

Sep 25 Confederate army Nathan Bedford Forrest (24) weds Presbyterian minister's daughter Mary Ann Montgomery (18) in Hernando, Mississippi

Confederate General and KKK Grand Wizard Nathan Bedford Forrest
Confederate General and KKK Grand Wizard
Nathan Bedford Forrest

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 4 Pierre-Paul Royer-Collard, French statesman and philosopher, dies at 82
  • Sep 7 Isabella Colbran, wife of Italian composer Gioacchino Rossini, dies
  • Sep 10 Karl August von Lichtenstein, German composer, dies at 78
  • Sep 10 Joseph Story, American lawyer and 19th Supreme Court justice (1812-45), dies at 65
  • Sep 16 John Kinker, translator/philosopher/poet, dies at 81