Historical Events for Year 1844
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Jan 1st - 1st edition of New Rotterdam's Daily (3x per week)
Jan 15th - University of Notre Dame receives its charter in Indiana
Jan 25th - Recontre between Reps Weller & Shriver, US House of Representative
Feb 3rd - Hector Berlioz' "Carnaval Romain" premieres in Paris
Feb 14th - Lt. John C. Frémont first European to discover Lake Tahoe in the US
Feb 27th - Dominican Republic gains independence from Haiti (National Day)
Feb 28th - 12-inch gun aboard USS Princeton explodes, killing Secretary of State Abel P. Upshur, Secretary of the Navy Thomas Gilmer, and other high-ranking U.S. federal officials
Feb 28th - 6th Grand National: Mr John Crickmere aboard Discount wins
Mar 8th - King Oscar I ascends to the throne of Sweden-Norway.
Mar 9th - Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Hernani" premieres in Venice
Mar 21st - Origin of Baha'i Era-Baha'i calendar starts here (Baha 1, 1)
Mar 21st - The original date predicted by William Miller of Massachusetts for the return of Christ and the end of the world.
Mar 28th - Jose Zorilla's "Don Juan Tenorio" premieres in Madrid
Composer Giuseppe Verdi Apr 12th - Texan envoys sign Treaty of Annexation with the United States
May 1st - Whig convention nominates Henry Clay as presidential candidate
May 6th - Johan Thorbecke argues general right to vote
May 23rd - Declaration of Bab (Baha'i festival) ('Azamat 7, 1)
May 24th - Samuel Morse taps out "What hath God wrought" (1st telegraph message)
May 25th - 1st telegraphed news dispatch is published in Baltimore Patriot
Jun 6th - Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) forms in London
Jun 15th - Goodyear patents vulcanization of rubber
Jun 22nd - Influential North American fraternity Delta Kappa Epsilon is founded at Yale University.
Jul 3rd - The last pair of Great Auks is killed.
Jul 27th - Fire destroys US mint at Charlotte, NC
Inventor Samuel Morse Jul 30th - 1st US yacht club - NY Yacht Club organized by John Cox Stevens and 8 friends aboard the Gimcrack
Aug 8th - Brigham Young chosen Mormon Church head following the death of Joseph Smith
Aug 29th - 1st white-indian lacrosse game in Montreal, Indians win
Sep 5th - Iron ore discovered in Minnesota's Mesabi Mountains
Sep 25th - Canada defeats USA by 23 runs in the 1st cricket international
Sep 28th - Oscar I of Sweden-Norway is crowned king of Sweden.
Oct 1st - German explorer Ludwig Leichhardt departs Jimbour, the farthest outpost of settlement on the Queensland Darling Downs, to begin his exploration of Australia's Northern Territory from Moreton Bay to Port Essington
Oct 22nd - Millerite Adventists wait for appearance of Jesus
Nov 6th - Spain grants Dominican Republic independence
Explorer and Naturalist Ludwig Leichhardt Nov 23rd - Independence of the Duke of Schleswig-Holstein from Denmark.
Dec 3rd - RC Society Apostole of Prayer forms
Dec 4th - James Knox Polk elected 11th US President
Dec 11th - 1st dental use of nitrous oxide, Hartford, Ct
Dec 21st - The Rochdale Pioneers commence business at their cooperative in Rochdale, England, starting the Cooperative movement.
Dec 30th - Opera "Stradella" after being rewritten is produced (Hamburg)