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A charter is granted to the University of Notre Dame by Indiana. Read More
Independence from Haiti is declared by the Dominican Republic. Read More
Upon the death of Charles XVI John of Sweden-Norway, his son King Oscar I ascends to the throne.
The Columbus and Xenia Railroad is granted a charter as the first railroad to be built in Ohio.
The beginning of the Bahá'í calendar takes place. Read More
London's Fleet Prison for debtors closes. Read More
The establishment of Asia's first modern police force, the Hong Kong Police Force, takes place.
Samuel Morse sends the first electrical telegram using the telegraph from Washington, D.C. to Maryland.
The Missouri and Mississippi Rivers are hit by the Great Flood of 1844. Read More
The establishment of the Young Men's Christian Association by George Williams takes place in London.
Vulcanization is patented by Charles Goodyear as a process of strengthening rubber. Read More
The establishment of the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity takes place at Yale University. Read More
The murder of founder Joseph Smith, Jr. of the Latter Day Saint movement and his brother Hyrum takes place in Carthage, Illinois by a mob.
The signing of the Treaty of Wanghia takes place between the United States and the Chinese Government as the first diplomatic agreement between the two.
The killing of the last pair of Great Auks takes place on the Icelandic island of Eldey.
A meeting between Friedrich Engels and Karl Marx takes place in Paris, France. Read More
An international cricket match between the United States and Canadian Provinces is played as the first ever game of this nature.
The Great Disappointment occurs as the predicted Second Coming of Jesus by the Millerites does not occur.
The premiere of Giuseppe Verdi's I due Foscari at Teatro Argentina in Rome takes place. Read More
The first constitution of the Dominican Republic is drafted. Read More
James K. Polk wins the United States Presidential election against Henry Clay. Read More
Business of the Rochdale Pioneers is commenced in Rochdale, England. Read More
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