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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1844 AD

January

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

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

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

April 12: Texas became a U.S. territory

May

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

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

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

August 8: Brigham Young chosen Mormon Church head following Joseph Smith death
August 29: 1st white-indian lacrosse game in Montreal, Indians win

September

September 5: Iron ore discovered in Minnesota's Mesabi Mountains
September 25: Canada defeat USA by 23 runs in the 1st cricket international

November

November 6: Spain grants Dominican Rep independence

December

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)
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