On This Day

What Happened in September 1845

Historical Events

  • Sep 10 King Willem II opens Amsterdam Stock exchange

Scientific Discovery

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

  • 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

Nathan Bedford Forrest

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

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 4 Pierre-Paul Royer-Collard, French statesman and philosopher, dies at 82
  • Sep 7 Isabella Colbran, wife of Italian composer Gioachino 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, Dutch philosopher poet, dies at 81