On This Day

Year 1845 in History

Events in History

  • Aug 28 Scientific American magazine publishes its first issue
  • Sep 13 English chemist Michael Faraday discovers the 'Faraday effect', the influence of a magnetic field on polarized light
  • Nov 4 First nationally observed uniform election day in the United States, the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November
  • Dec 2 US President James K. Polk announces to Congress that the United States should aggressively expand into the West, a widely held belief termed "manifest destiny" by newspaper editor John O'Sullivan
  • Dec 29 Texas admitted as 28th state of the Union
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