On This Day

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, American composer, born in Cheltenham, London (d. 1931)
  • Jan 16 Ismail Qemali, Albanian nationalist (d. 1919)
  • Jan 20 Johan Peter Selmer, composer
  • Jan 25 Frederick E. Kitziger, German composer, born in Altenburg, Germany (d. 1903)
  • Jan 30 Moritz von Bissing, German gov-gen of Belgium (1914-17), born in Ober Bellmannsdorf, Prussia (d. 1917)

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 15 Joseph Mazzinghi, composer, dies at 78
  • Jan 25 Horace H. Hayden, 1st American licensed dentist and cofounds 1st dental college, dies at 74
  • Jan 26 John Wedgwood, British ceramicist and founder of the Royal Horticultural Society, dies at 77
  • Jan 31 Henri Gratien, Comte Bertrand, French general and engineer, dies at 70