What Happened in January 1844

Historical Events

  • Jan 1 1st edition of New Rotterdam's Daily (3x per week)
  • Jan 15 University of Notre Dame receives its charter in Indiana
  • Jan 25 Recontre between Reps Weller & Shriver, US House of Representative

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 4 Thomas H Rollinson, composer
  • Jan 7 Marie-Bernarde Soubirous, [St Bernadette of Lourdes], saint/visionary
  • Jan 14 Clara Kathleen Rogers, composer
  • Jan 16 Ismail Qemali, Albanian nationalist (d. 1919)
  • Jan 20 Johan Peter Selmer, composer
  • Jan 25 Frederick E Kitziger, composer
  • Jan 30 Moritz F Freiherr von Bissing, German gen/gov-gen of Belgium (1914-17)

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 15 Joseph Mazzinghi, composer, dies at 78
  • Jan 26 John Wedgwood, British ceramicist and founder of the Royal Horticultural Society, dies at 77
  • Jan 31 Henri Gratien, Comte Bertrand, French general (b. 1773)