July 1845 in History

Events in History

Event of Interest

Jul 4 Henry David Thoreau moves into his shack on Walden Pond

  • Jul 4 Texas Congress votes for annexation to US
  • Jul 14 1st postmasters' provisional stamps issued, NYC
  • Jul 19 Fire in NYC destroys 1,000 homes and kills many

Birthdays in History

  • Jul 4 Thomas John Barnardo, British social worker, born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1905)
  • Jul 18 Tristan Corbière, French poet, born in Morlaix, Brittany, France (d. 1875)

Deaths in History

  • Jul 9 Jacob van Rechteren van Appeltern, Dutch politician (advocated for elections as one of "Nine Men"), dies at 57
  • Jul 12 Henrik Wergeland, Norwegian poet (Creation, Humanity, and Messiah) and author, dies at 37

Charles Grey (1764-1845)

Jul 17 2nd Earl Grey, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (Whig: 1830-34), dies at 81