On This Day

Historical Events in October 1845

  • Oct 9 Eminent and controversial Anglican priest John Henry Newman leaves Anglican Curch of England and is received into the Roman Catholic Church
  • Oct 10 Naval School (now called US Naval Academy) opens at Annapolis
  • Oct 13 Texas ratifies a state constitution

Music Premiere

Oct 19 Richard Wagner's opera "Tannhäuser" premieres in Dresden