On This Day

March 1845 in History

Events in History

Historic Event

Mar 1 US President John Tyler signs a resolution annexing the Republic of Texas

  • Mar 3 For the first time the US Senate overrides presidential (Tyler) veto
  • Mar 3 US Congress authorizes ocean mail contracts for foreign mail delivery
  • Mar 3 Florida becomes 27th state of the Union

President Inaugurated

Mar 4 James K. Polk inaugurated as 11th US President

Treaty of Waitangi

Mar 11 The Flagstaff War: In New Zealand, Chiefs Hone Heke and Kawiti lead 700 Māoris to chop down the British flagpole and drive settlers out of the British colonial settlement of Kororareka because of breaches of the 1840 Treaty of Waitangi.

  • Mar 14 -5.3°F (-20.7°C) in Groningen, Netherlands
  • Mar 17 Bristol man Henry Jones patents self-raising flour
  • Mar 17 Rubber band patented by Stephen Perry of London
  • Mar 26 Joseph Francis from NYC, patents a corrugated sheet-iron lifeboat
  • Mar 26 Patent awarded for adhesive medicated plaster, precursor of band-aid
  • Mar 28 Mexico drops diplomatic relations with US

Birthdays in History

  • Mar 3 Georg Cantor, German mathematician (discover transfinite numbers)
  • Mar 7 Daniel David Palmer, Canadian founder of chiropractic (1897 Palmer School of Chiropractic), born in Port Perry, Canada West (d. 1913)
  • Mar 19 Willem H de Beaufort, Dutch historian/politician

Wilhelm Röntgen

Mar 27 Wilhelm Röntgen, German physicist who discovered X-rays (Nobel 1901), born in Lennep, Rhine Province (d. 1923)

Deaths in History

  • Mar 18 Johnny Appleseed [John Chapman], American pioneer nurseryman (introduced apple trees to Pennsylvania, Ontario, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois), dies at 70