Historical Events for Year 1844
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Jan 1st - 1st edition of New Rotterdam's Daily (3x per week)
Jan 15th - University of Notre Dame receives its charter in Indiana
Jan 25th - Recontre between Reps Weller & Shriver, US House of Representative
Feb 3rd - Hector Berlioz' "Carnaval Romain," premieres in Paris
Feb 14th - Lt. John C. Frémont first European to discover Lake Tahoe in the US
Feb 27th - Dominican Republic gains independence from Haiti (National Day)
Feb 28th - 12-inch gun aboard USS Princeton explodes
Mar 8th - King Oscar I ascends to the throne of Sweden-Norway.
Mar 9th - Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Hernani" premieres in Venice
Mar 21st - Origin of Baha'i Era-Baha'i calendar starts here (Baha 1, 1)
Composer Giuseppe Verdi Mar 21st - The original date predicted by William Miller of Massachusetts for the return of Christ and the end of the world.
Mar 28th - Jose Zorilla's "Don Juan Tenorio" premieres in Madrid
Apr 12th - Texan envoys sign Treaty of Annexation with the United States
May 1st - Whig convention nominates Henry Clay as presidential candidate
May 6th - Johan Thorbecke argue general right to vote
May 23rd - Declaration of Bab (Baha'i festival) ('Azamat 7, 1)
May 24th - Samuel Morse taps out "What hath God wrought" (1st telegraph message)
May 25th - 1st telegraphed news dispatch is published in Baltimore Patriot
Inventor Samuel Morse Jun 6th - Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) forms in London
Jun 15th - Goodyear patents vulcanization of rubber
Jun 22nd - Influential North American fraternity Delta Kappa Epsilon is founded at Yale University.
Jul 3rd - The last pair of Great Auks is killed.
Jul 27th - Fire destroys US mint at Charlotte, NC
Jul 29th - NY Yacht Club forms
Jul 30th - 1st US yacht club organized, NY Yacht Club
Aug 8th - Brigham Young chosen Mormon Church head following Joseph Smith death
Aug 29th - 1st white-indian lacrosse game in Montreal, Indians win
Sep 5th - Iron ore discovered in Minnesota's Mesabi Mountains
Sep 25th - Canada defeats USA by 23 runs in the 1st cricket international
Sep 28th - Oscar I of Sweden-Norway is crowned king of Sweden.
Oct 22nd - Millerite Adventists wait for appearance of Jesus
Nov 6th - Spain grants Dominican Rep independence
Nov 23rd - Independence of the Duke of Schleswig-Holstein from Denmark.
Dec 3rd - RC Society Apostole of Prayer forms
11th US President James Knox Polk Dec 4th - James K. Polk elected 11th US President
Dec 11th - 1st dental use of nitrous oxide, Hartford, Ct
Dec 21st - The Rochdale Pioneers commence business at their cooperative in Rochdale, England, starting the Cooperative movement.
Dec 30th - Opera "Stradella" after being rewritten is produced (Hamburg)