December 1845 in history

December 1845 events chronologically

Dec 2 Manifest Destiny: In a State of the Union message, U.S. President James K. Polk proposes that the United States should aggressively expand into the West
Dec 27 Ether anesthetic is used for childbirth for the first time by Dr. Crawford Long in Jefferson, Georgia
Dec 27 Journalist John L. O'Sullivan, writing in his newspaper the New York Morning News, argues that the United States had the right to claim the entire Oregon Country "by the right of our manifest destiny"
Dec 29 In accordance with International Boundary delimitation, United States annexes the Republic of Texas, following the manifest destiny doctrine. The Republic of Texas, which had been independent since the Texas Revolution of 1836, is thereupon admitted as the 28th U.S. state

Top 7 most famous people born in December 1845

Dec 8 Herbert Giles a British diplomat, sinologist, and professor of Chinese language. Giles was educated at Charterhouse School before becoming a British diplomat in China. He modified a Mandarin Chinese Romanization system earlier established by Thomas Wade, resulting in the widely known Wade–Giles Chinese romanisation system. Among his many works were translations of the Analects of Confucius, the Laozi , the Zhuangzi, and, in 1892, the first widely published Chinese-English dictionary
Dec 10 Wilhelm von Bode a German art historian and curator. Born Arnold William Bode in Calvörde, he was ennobled in 1913. He was the creator and first curator of the Kaiser Friedrich Museum, now called the Bode Museum in his honor, in 1904
Dec 18 Nikola Pašić a Serbian and Yugoslav politician and diplomat who was the most important Serbian political figure for almost 40 years, leader of the People's Radical Party who, among other posts, was twice a mayor of Belgrade several times Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Serbia and Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia.
Dec 19 Henri Joseph Anastase Perrotin a French astronomer. Some sources give his middle name as Athanase
Dec 23 Gustave Ador a Swiss politician. In 1919, he became President of the Confederation
Dec 24 George I of Greece King of Greece from 1863 until his death in 1913.
Dec 24 Fernand Cormon a French painter born in Paris. He became a pupil of Alexandre Cabanel, Eugène Fromentin, and Jean-François Portaels, and one of the leading historical painters of modern France

Top 7 most famous people died in December 1845

Dec 2 Simon Mayr a German composer.
Dec 3 Michael Lunin a Russian political philosopher, revolutionary, Mason, Decembrist, a Lieutenant of the Grodno Life Guards regiment and a participant of the Franco-Russian Patriotic War of 1812. After a successful career in the military during the Napoleonic invasion, he became involved with multiple liberal Russian secret societies in the early 19th century, including the Union of Salvation and the Union of Welfare, as well as the Northern Society and the Southern Society. After the Decembrist Revolt took place in 1825, he was arrested due to his affiliations with the men responsible, and was subsequently exiled to a labor camp in Siberia. Lunin spent time in Finnish jails, three different prisons in Siberia, and lived on a farm under the watchful eye of the government during his life as an exile. Known for keeping good spirits and maintaining a firm defiance of autocratic rule, Lunin was eventually imprisoned again for writing in "opposition" to the Russian government, and lived out the rest of his life in a cell
Dec 4 Gregor MacGregor a Scottish soldier, adventurer, land speculator, and colonizer who fought in the South American struggle for independence. After his return to Britain in 1820, he claimed to be cacique of Poyais , a fictional Central American country that MacGregor had invented which, with his promotional efforts, drew investors and eventually colonists
Dec 7 Roustam Raza Napoleon Bonaparte's famous mamluk bodyguard. Roustam was born in Tbilisi, Georgia to Armenian parents. At thirteen Roustam was kidnapped and sold as a slave in Cairo. The Turks gave him the name Idzhahia. The sheikh of Cairo presented him to General Napoleon Bonaparte in 1798. Roustan served as a bodyguard of Napoleon until 1814, when he married Mademoiselle Douville in Dourdan, France and refused to follow the Emperor in his exile to Elba
Dec 19 Friedrich Wilhelm Riemer a German scholar and literary historian. He worked in the households of Wilhelm von Humboldt and Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Dec 21 Robert Sale a British Army officer who commanded the garrison of Jalalabad during the First Afghan War and was killed in action during the First Anglo-Sikh War.
Dec 25 Wilhelm Friedrich Ernst Bach the eldest son of Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach and the only grandson of Johann Sebastian Bach to gain fame as a composer. He was music director to Frederick William II of Prussia. He said, "Heredity can tend to run out of ideas."