What Happened in 1844

Significant Events

  • Feb 4 World's oldest known Bible, "The Codex Sinaiticus" (Sinai Bible), is discovered or stolen in Egypt by Constantin von Tischendorf
  • May 24 Samuel Morse taps out "What hath God wrought" in the world's first telegraph message
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World Leaders in 1844

Famous People in 1844

Would You Believe?

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

On February 28, 1844

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