August 1845 in History

Events in History

  • Aug 4 Emigrant ship Cataraqui wrecks in Bass Strait with the loss of 400 lives, only nine survive, Australia's deadliest maritime civil disaster [1]
  • Aug 6 The Russian Geographical Society is founded in Saint Petersburg
  • Aug 28 Scientific American magazine publishes its first issue

Birthdays in History

  • Aug 9 André Bessette, Canadian Roman Catholic religious figure, born in Mont-Saint-Grégoire, Quebec, Canada (d. 1937)
  • Aug 9 Xavier Mellery, Belgian painter and illustrator, born in Laken, Belgium (d. 1921)
  • Aug 16 Gabriel Lippmann, French physicist and inventor, born in Bonnevoie, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg (d. 1921)
  • Aug 20 Albert Chmielowski, Polish Catholic Saint, born in Igołomia, Małopolskie, Congress Poland (d. 1916)
  • Aug 22 William Lewis Douglas, 42nd Governor of Massachusetts, born in Plymouth, Massachusetts (d. 1924)
  • Aug 24 James C. Calhoun, American soldier, brother-in-law of George Armstrong Custer (d. 1876)
  • Aug 25 Ludwig II, Mad king of Bavaria (1864-86), born in Nymphenburg Palace, Munich, Germany (d. 1886)

Mary Ann NicholsMary Ann Nichols (1845-1888)

Aug 26 English prostitute and 1st victim of Jack the Ripper, born in London