Events in the year 1844

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  • Notre Dame

    U of Notre Dame receives its charter in Indiana
  • House of Representative

    Recontre between Reps Weller & Shriver, US House of Representative
  • Footlong gun explodes!

    12-inch gun aboard USS Princeton explodes
  • Treaty of Annexation

    Texan envoys sign Treaty of Annexation with the United States
  • Telegraphed News

    1st telegraphed news dispatch is published in Baltimore Patriot
  • Julia Gardiner

    US pres John Tyler marries Julia Gardiner in NYC
  • Charlotte

    Fire destroys US mint at Charlotte, NC
  • Iron Ore

    Iron ore discovered in Minnesota's Mesabi Mountains
  • James Polk

    James K Polk elected 11th president of US
  • 1st dental use

    1st dental use of nitrous oxide, Hartford, Ct