What Happened in 1845?

The year 1845 is bursting with historical events. Florida was admitted to the union and became the 27th state, James K Polk became the 11th president of the United States and Andrew Jackson passed away that year. It was also in 1845 that a man named John Starr was awarded a patent for his invention of the incandescent light bulb, a bulb that worked with carbon filaments.