On This Day

What Happened on December 4, 1844

Historical Events


Electoral defeatElection of Interest

James Knox Polk elected 11th US President

11th US President James Knox Polk
11th US President
James Knox Polk

Famous Birthdays

  • Franz Xavier Wernz, German Superior General of the Society of Jesus, born in Rottweil, Württemberg (d. 1914)
1844 Highlights

About December 4, 1844

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 176 years, 4 months and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Sagittarius