On This Day

December 1844 in History

Events in History

  • Dec 3 RC Society Apostole of Prayer forms

Election of Interest

Dec 4 James Knox Polk elected 11th US President

  • Dec 11 1st dental use of nitrous oxide in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Dec 21 The Rochdale Pioneers commence business at their cooperative in Rochdale, England, starting the Cooperative movement.

Birthdays in History

  • Dec 1 Alexandra, Danish princess, Queen of Great Britain and Ireland, born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1925)
  • Dec 4 Franz Xavier Wernz, German Superior General of the Society of Jesus, born in Rottweil, W├╝rttemberg (d. 1914)
  • Dec 18 Lujo [Ludwig J von] Brentano, German economist

Deaths in History

  • Dec 2 Eustachy Erazm Sanguszko, Polish general and politician, dies at 76