# What Day of the Week

What day of the week is this date?

## 1844 Calendar

January
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031
February
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
2526272829
March
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31
April
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
282930
May
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728293031
June
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
30
July
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031
August
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031
September
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
2930
October
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031
November
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
December
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031

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### 1844 Historical Event(s)

•  January 15, 1844 – University of Notre Dame receives its charter from the state of Indiana.
•  February 28, 1844 – A gun on USS Princeton explodes while the boat is on a Potomac River cruise, killing eight people, including two United States Cabinet members.
•  March 8, 1844 – King Oscar I ascends to the thrones of Sweden and Norway.
•  March 21, 1844 – The Bahá'í calendar begins. This is the first day of the first year of the Bahá'í calendar. It is annually celebrated by members of the Bahá'í Faith as the Bahá'í New Year or Náw-Rúz.
•  March 30, 1844 – One of the most important battles of the Dominican War of Independence from Haiti takes place near the city of Santiago de los Caballeros.
•  June 6, 1844 – The Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) is founded in London.
•  June 15, 1844 – Charles Goodyear receives a patent for vulcanization, a process to strengthen rubber.
•  June 27, 1844 – Joseph Smith, Jr., founder of the Latter Day Saint movement, and his brother Hyrum Smith, are murdered by a mob at the Carthage, Illinois jail.
•  August 8, 1844 – The Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, headed by Brigham Young, is reaffirmed as the leading body of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church).
•  October 22, 1844 – The Great Anticipation: Millerites, followers of William Miller, anticipate the end of the world in conjunction with the Second Advent of Christ. The following day became known as the Great Disappointment.

### Who Were Born On 1844?

•  January 7, 1844 – Bernadette Soubirous, French saint (d. 1879)
•  February 17, 1844 – Aaron Montgomery Ward, American department store founder (d. 1913)
•  March 18, 1844 – Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Russian composer (d. 1908)
•  April 16, 1844 – Anatole France, French writer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1924)
•  May 3, 1844 – Richard D'Oyly Carte, English theatrical impresario (d. 1901)
•  May 21, 1844 – Henri Rousseau, French artist (d. 1910)
•  August 15, 1844 – Thomas-Alfred Bernier, Canadian journalist and politician (d. 1908)
•  September 10, 1844 – Abel Hoadley, Australian confectioner (d. 1918)
•  September 20, 1844 – William H. Illingworth, American photographer (d. 1893)
•  October 11, 1844 – Henry Heinz, American food manufacturer (d. 1916)