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
02 MayRichard D'Oyly Carte / Composer / United Kingdom
03 JuneGarret Hobart / Politician / United States of America
04 AugustHenri Berger / Composer / Germany
05 AugustIlya Repin / Painter / Russia
06 AugustJames Henry Greathead / Engineer / United Kingdom
10 NovemberHenry Eyster Jacobs / Educator / United States of America
10 March Pablo de Sarasate / Violinist / Spain
11 OctoberHenry J. Heinz / Business Man / United States of America
14 March Arthur O'Shaughnessy / Poet / United Kingdom
15 OctoberFriedrich Nietzsche / Poet / Germany
16 SeptemberPaul Taffanel / Flute Player / France
16 January Ismail Qemali / Politician / Albania
17 February Aaron Montgomery Ward / Business Man / United States of America
20 February Ludwig Boltzmann / Philosopher / Austria
21 MayHenri Rousseau / Painter / France
22 JulyWilliam Archibald Spooner / Scholar / United Kingdom
27 March Adolphus Greely / General / United States of America
28 JulyGerard Manley Hopkins / Poet / United Kingdom
30 March Paul Verlaine / Poet / France
30 January Richard Theodore Greener / Lawyer / United States of America

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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