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Year 1845 (MDCCCXLV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar).

Events of 1845




  • The Republic of Yucatánmarker separates for a second time from Mexicomarker.
  • Ephraim Bee reveals that the Emperor of China has given him a special dispensation; that he has entrusted him with certain sacred and mysterious rituals through Caleb Cushing, the U.S. Commissioner to China, to "extend the work and influence of the Ancient and Honorable Order of E Clampus Vitus" in the new world.
  • In the United States Magazine and Democratic Review editor John L. O'Sullivan declares that foreign powers are trying to prevent American annexation of Texasmarker in order to impede "the fullfillment of our manifest destiny to overspread the continent allotted by Providence for the free development of our yearly multiplying millions".
  • Elizabeth Barret Browning writes the Sonnets from the Portuguese. 1845–1846.
  • Frederick Douglass publishes his autobiography about slavery.

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