1844 in History – What happened in year 1844

✅ Published on April 4th, 2009 in 19th Century in History

In history, year 1844 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1844.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1844 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
23 maySiyyid `Alí-Muhammad Shírází proclaimed that he was 'theBáb', after a Shi`a religious concept, marking the beginning of theBábí movement, the forerunner of the Bahá'í Faith.
06 juneThe YMCA, today a worldwide movement of more than 45 millionmembers from 124 national federations, was founded in London.
15 juneCharles Goodyear receives a patent for vulcanization, a process to strengthen rubber. Charles Goodyear was an American self-taught chemist and manufacturing engineer who developed vulcanized rubber, for which he received patent number 3633 from the United States.
27 juneLatter Day Saint movement founder Joseph Smith, Jr. and hisbrother Hyrum were killed by an armed mob who stormed the prison wherethey were incarcerated in Carthage, Illinois.
03 julyThe last known pair of great auks, the only modern species inthe genus Pinguinus, were killed in Eldey, off the coast of Iceland.
22 octoberMillerites, including future members of the Seventh-dayAdventist Church, were greatly disappointed that Jesus did not return aspredicted by American preacher William Miller.
21 decemberThe Rochdale Pioneers usually considered the first successful cooperative enterprise, opened their store in Rochdale, England, and formed the basis for the modern co-operative movement.
25 SeptemberThe first international cricket match was played in New York between Canada and the US.
02 FebruaryUK scientist John Delton, who discovered the law of mixing different gases, died.
01 JanuaryFirst edition of New Rotterdam daily 3x per week) was launched.
21 MarchThe Bahá í calendar was introduced.
12 AprilThe Texan envoy signed a treaty of contract with the United States.
01 MayThe Hong Kong Police Force was the second in the world and the first modern police force in Asia.
06 JuneYoung Men Christian Association (YMCA) was established in London.
27 JulyThe fire destroyed the American mint of Charlotte and North Carolina.
29 AugustThe Indians won the first white-Indian lacrosse game in Montreal.
25 September1 In international cricket, Canada defeated the United States by 23 runs.
23 DecemberAmerican presidential election 1844: James K. Polk defeated Henry Clay.


Famous birthdays in the year 1844:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
02 NovemberMehmed V / Sultan / Turkey
04 DecemberFranz Xavier Wernz / General  / Germany
07 January Bernadette Soubirous / Nun / France
10 SeptemberAbel Hoadley / Candy Maker / United Kingdom
11 OctoberHenry J. Heinz / Business Man / United States of America
13 OctoberErnest Myers / Poet / United Kingdom
16 January Ismail Qemali / Politician / Albania
20 February Ludwig Boltzmann / Philosopher / Austria
20 February Joshua Slocum / Sailor / Canada
22 MayMary Cassatt / Painter / United States of America
22 AprilLewis Powell / Soldier / United States of America
22 JulyWilliam Archibald Spooner / Scholar / United Kingdom
23 OctoberRobert Bridges / Poet / United Kingdom
27 March Adolphus Greely / General / United States of America
27 OctoberKlas Pontus Arnoldson / Politician / Sweden
28 JulyGerard Manley Hopkins / Poet / United Kingdom
28 SeptemberRobert Stout / Politician / New Zealand
29 AugustEdward Carpenter / Poet / United Kingdom
30 MayFélix Arnaudin / Poet / France
30 January Richard Theodore Greener / Lawyer / United States of America

Famous Indian Personalities Birthdays in the year 1844:

YearName / Profession / Country
10 OctoberBadurddin Tyabji / Lawyer / India
29 DecemberWomesh Chunder Bonnerjee / Lawyer / India
29 DecemberWomesh Chunder Bonnerjee / Lawyer / India
29 DecemberWomesh Chunder Bonnerjee / Lawyer / India
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