On This Day

December 1844 in History

Events in History

  • Dec 3 RC Society Apostole of Prayer forms

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Dec 4 James Knox Polk elected 11th US President

11th US President James Knox Polk
11th US President
James Knox Polk
  • Dec 11 1st dental use of nitrous oxide, 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/Ireland
  • Dec 4 Franz Xavier Wernz, German Superior General of the Society of Jesus, born in Rottweil, Württemberg (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