On This Day

January 1844 in History

Events in History

  • 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

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 7 St Bernadette of Lourdes [Marie-Bernarde Soubirous], French saint and visionary (her visions led to establishment of Shrine of Lourdes), born in Lourdes, France (d. 1879)
  • Jan 16 Ismail Qemali, Albanian nationalist (d. 1919)
  • Jan 30 Moritz von Bissing, German gov-gen of Belgium (1914-17), born in Ober Bellmannsdorf, Prussia (d. 1917)
  • Jan 30 Richard T. Greener, African-American pioneering scholar and diplomat who was Harvard College's 1st Black graduate, University of South Carolina 1st Black professor and America's 1st Black diplomat to a white country, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1922) [1]

Deaths in History

  • 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