On This Day

Historical Events in March 1845

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Mar 1 US President John Tyler signs a resolution annexing the Republic of Texas

10th US President John Tyler
10th US President
John Tyler
  • Mar 3 For the first time the US Senate overrides presidential (Tyler) veto
  • Mar 3 US Congress authorizes ocean mail contracts for foreign mail delivery
  • Mar 3 Florida becomes 27th state of the Union

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Mar 4 James K. Polk inaugurated as 11th US President

11th US President James Knox Polk
11th US President
James Knox Polk
  • Mar 5 7th Grand National: William Loft aboard outsider Cure-All wins in record time of 10 minutes, 47 seconds

Treaty of InterestTreaty of Waitangi

Mar 11 The Flagstaff War: In New Zealand, Chiefs Hone Heke and Kawiti lead 700 Māoris to chop down the British flagpole and drive settlers out of the British colonial settlement of Kororareka because of breaches of the 1840 Treaty of Waitangi.
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The Treaty of Waitangi, signed by the British Crown and various Māori chiefs
The Treaty of Waitangi, signed by the British Crown and various Māori chiefs
  • Mar 14 -5.3°F (-20.7°C) in Groningen
  • Mar 17 Bristol man Henry Jones patents self-raising flour
  • Mar 17 Rubber band patented by Stephen Perry of London
  • Mar 26 Joseph Francis from NYC, patents a corrugated sheet-iron lifeboat
  • Mar 26 Patent awarded for adhesive medicated plaster, precursor of band-aid
  • Mar 28 Mexico drops diplomatic relations with US