January 1845 in History

Events in History

  • Jan 1 The Cobble Hill Tunnel in Brooklyn is completed
  • Jan 23 Uniform US election day for President & VP authorized

Historic Publication

Jan 29 American writer Edgar Allan Poe's poem "The Raven" 1st published in The Evening Mirror newspaper (New York City)

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 7 Ludwig III, the last king of Bavaria (1913-18), born in Munich, Bavaria (d. 1921)
  • Jan 7 Paul Deussen, German philosopher (Schopenhauer-Gesellschaft), born in Oberdreis, Germany (d. 1919)
  • Jan 13 Félix Tisserand, French Astronomer (d. 1896)
  • Jan 14 Henry Petty-Fitzmaurice, 5th Marquess of Lansdowne, British statesman, born in London, United Kingdom (d. 1927)
  • Jan 15 Ella Flagg Young, American educator & 1st woman pres. (National Educational Association), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1918)
  • Jan 17 Lucas Lindeboom, Dutch evangelist (Vredebond) (d. 1933)
  • Jan 22 Paul Vidal de la Blanche, French geographer, born in Pézenas, France (d. 1918)

Weddings in History

David Livingstone

Jan 2 Explorer and medical missionary David Livingstone (31) weds Mary Moffat