1844 in History
January 1 1st edition of New Rotterdam's Daily (3x per week)
January 15 University of Notre Dame receives its charter in Indiana
January 25 Recontre between Reps Weller and Shriver, U.S. House of Representative
February 3 Hector Berlioz' "Carnaval Romain," premieres in Paris
February 27 Dominican Republic gains independence from Haiti (National Day)
February 28 12-inch gun aboard USS Princeton explodes
March 9 Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Hernani," premieres in Venice
March 21 Origin of Baha'i Era-Baha'i calendar starts here (Baha 1, 1)
March 28 Jose Zorilla's "Don Juan Tenorio," premieres in Madrid
April 12 Texas became a U.S. territory
May 1 Samuel Morse sends 1st telegraphic message
May 1 Whig convention nominates Henry Clay as presidential candidate
May 6 Johan Thorbecke argue general right to vote
May 23 Declaration of Bab (Baha'i festival) ('Azamat 7, 1)
May 24 Samuel FB Morse taps out "What hath God wrought" (1st telegraph msg)
May 25 1st telegraphed news dispatch is published in Baltimore Patriot
May 27 Samuel F.B. Morse completes 1st telegraph line
June 6 Young Men's Christian Association, YMCA, forms in London
June 15 Goodyear patents vulcanization of rubber
June 26 U.S. President John Tyler marries Julia Gardiner in New York City
July 27 Fire destroys U.S. mint at Charlotte, North Carolina
July 29 New York Yacht Club forms
July 30 1st U.S. yacht club organized, New York Yacht Club
August 8 Brigham Young chosen Mormon Church head following Joseph Smith death
August 29 1st white-indian lacrosse game in Montreal, Indians win
September 5 Iron ore discovered in Minnesota's Mesabi Mountains
September 25 Canada defeat USA by 23 runs in the 1st cricket international
November 6 Spain grants Dominican Rep independence
December 3 RC Society Apostole of Prayer forms
December 4 James K Polk elected 11th president of US
December 11 1st dental use of nitrous oxide, Hartford, Ct
December 30 Opera "Stradella" after being rewritten is produced (Hamburg)