Historical Events For Year 1845

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January 23, 1845

A uniform date is set by the United States Congress regarding federal elections. Read More

January 29, 1845

The first publication of "The Raven" by Edgar Allan Poe takes place. Read More

February 1, 1845

The charter creating Baylor University is signed by President Anson Jones of the Republic of Texas.
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February 28, 1845

The annexation of Texas is approved by the United States Congress. Read More

March 1, 1845

A bill authorizing the annexation of the Republic of Texas is signed by President John Tyler.
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March 3, 1845

The admittance of Florida as the 27th U.S. state takes place. Read More

March 4, 1845

The first legislation is passed by the United States Congress overriding a presidential veto.
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March 4, 1845

The succession of John Tyler by James Polk as President of the United States takes place.
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May, 1845

Publication of the autobiography the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave by the Boston Anti-Slavery Society takes place.
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June 08, 1845

The death of Andrew Jackson takes place. Read More

July 4, 1845

A meeting of delegates takes place in Austin, Texas to create a state constitution. Read More

July 7, 1845

The ballet divertissement Pas de Quatre is presented by Jules Perrot to a London audience.
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August 9, 1845

The passing of the Aberdeen Act by the Parliament of the United Kingdom takes place granting the British Royal Navy power to search Brazilian ships inn regards to the abolition of the slave trade.
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August 10, 1845

Eugene Maizan's final letter during his African expedition is received by the French Council.
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August 28, 1845

Publication of the Scientific American journal begins. Read More

September 25, 1845

The establishment of the Phi Alpha Literary Society takes place. Read More

October 13, 1845

A proposed constitution making Texas a U.S. state is accepted by the majority of voters in the Republic of Texas.
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October 22, 1845

The first newspaper including a box-score of a baseball game is the New York Morning News.
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December 2, 1845

An announcement that the Monroe Doctrine is to be strictly enforced is made to the Congress by President James Polk of the United States.
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December 5, 1845

The establishment of the Templars of Honor and Temperance takes place in the United States.
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December 27, 1845

The first occurrence of anesthesia being used for childbirth takes place. Read More

December 29, 1845

The admittance of Texas as the 28th U.S. state takes place. Read More

December 30, 1845

The incorporation of Queen's Colleges of Belfast, Cork, and Galway takes place in Ireland.
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