1844 in History – What happened in year 1844

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.

Know what happened in 1844:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
06 JuneThe YMCA, today a worldwide movement of more than 45 millionmembers from 124 national federations, was founded in London.
22 OctoberMillerites, including future members of the Seventh-dayAdventist Church, were greatly disappointed that Jesus did not return aspredicted by American preacher William Miller.
03 JulyThe last known pair of Great Auks (specimens pictured), theonly modern species in the genus Pinguinus, were killed in Eldey, offthe coast of Iceland.
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.
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.
03 JulyThe last known pair of great auks, the only modern species inthe genus Pinguinus, were killed in Eldey, off the coast of Iceland.
21 DecemberThe Rochdale Pioneers, usually considered the first successfulco-operative enterprise, opened their store in Rochdale, England, andformed the basis for the modern co-operative movement.
23 MaySiyyid `Alí-Muhammad Shírází pro-claimed that he was 'theBáb', after a Shi`a religious concept, marking the beginning of the Bábí movement, the forerunner of the Bahá'í Faith.
03 JulyThe last known pair of great auks, the only modern species inthe genus Pinguinus, were killed in Eldey, off the coast of Iceland.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1844:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 February G. Stanley Hall / Academic / United States of America
03 JuneGarret Hobart / Politician / United States of America
04 AugustHenri Berger / Composer / Germany
06 AugustJames Henry Greathead / Engineer / United Kingdom
06 AprilWilliam Lyne / Politician / Australia
14 March Arthur O'Shaughnessy / Poet / United Kingdom
16 AprilAnatole France / Journalist / France
18 March Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov / Academic / Russia
19 March Minna Canth / Journalist / Finland
20 February Ludwig Boltzmann / Philosopher / Austria
22 OctoberSarah Bernhardt / Actress / France
22 JuneOscar von Gebhardt / Academic / Germany
22 OctoberLouis Riel / Politician / Canada
22 AprilLewis Powell / Soldier / United States of America
22 MayMary Cassatt / Painter / United States of America
23 OctoberRobert Bridges / Poet / United Kingdom
23 May`Abdu'l-Bahá / Religious Leader / Iran
27 March Adolphus Greely / General / United States of America
28 SeptemberRobert Stout / Politician / New Zealand
28 JuneJohn Boyle O'Reilly / Poet / Ireland

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1844:

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

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