January 1844 in History

Events in History

  • 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

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 7 Marie-Bernarde Soubirous, [St Bernadette of Lourdes], saint/visionary
  • Jan 16 Ismail Qemali, Albanian nationalist (d. 1919)
  • Jan 30 Moritz F Freiherr von Bissing, German gen/gov-gen of Belgium (1914-17)

Deaths in History

  • 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)