What Happened in December 1844

Historical Events

  • Dec 3 RC Society Apostole of Prayer forms

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Dec 4 James Knox Polk elected 11th US President

11th US President James Knox Polk
11th US President
James Knox Polk
  • Dec 11 1st dental use of nitrous oxide, Hartford, Ct
  • Dec 21 The Rochdale Pioneers commence business at their cooperative in Rochdale, England, starting the Cooperative movement.
  • Dec 30 Opera "Stradella" after being rewritten is produced (Hamburg)

Famous Birthdays

  • Dec 1 Alexandra, Danish princess/Queen of Great Britain/Ireland
  • Dec 1 Alfred Cellier, composer
  • Dec 4 Franz Xavier Wernz, German Superior General of the Society of Jesus (d. 1914)
  • Dec 5 John Frederick Bridge, composer
  • Dec 18 Lujo [Ludwig J von] Brentano, German economist
  • Dec 22 Izydor Lotto, composer

Famous Deaths

  • Dec 2 Eustachy Erazm Sanguszko, Polish general and politician (b. 1768)