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1844 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar 1844
Ab urbe condita 2597
Armenian calendar 1293
Assyrian calendar 6594
Bahá'í calendar 0–1
Balinese saka calendar 1765–1766
Bengali calendar 1251
Berber calendar 2794
British Regnal year 7  Vict. 1   8  Vict. 1
Buddhist calendar 2388
Burmese calendar 1206
Byzantine calendar 7352–7353
Chinese calendar 癸卯(Water  Rabbit)
4540 or 4480
甲辰年 (Wood  Dragon)
4541 or 4481
Coptic calendar 1560–1561
Discordian calendar 3010
Ethiopian calendar 1836–1837
Hebrew calendar 5604–5605
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 1900–1901
 - Shaka Samvat 1765–1766
 - Kali Yuga 4944–4945
Holocene calendar 11844
Igbo calendar 844–845
Iranian calendar 1222–1223
Islamic calendar 1259–1260
Japanese calendar Tenpō 15 / Kōka 1
Javanese calendar 1771–1772
Julian calendar Gregorian minus 12 days
Korean calendar 4177
Minguo calendar 68 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar 376
Thai solar calendar 2386–2387
Tibetan calendar 阴水兔年
(female Water-Rabbit)
1970 or 1589 or 817
(male Wood-Dragon)
1971 or 1590 or 818

1844 ( MDCCCXLIV ) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar  and a leap year starting on Saturday of the Julian calendar , the 1844th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 844th year of the 2nd millennium , the 44th year of the 19th century , and the 5th year of the 1840s decade. As of the start of 1844, the Gregorian calendar was 12 days ahead of the Julian calendar, which remained in localized use until 1923.

Roman numerals Numbers in the Roman numeral system

The numeric system represented by Roman numerals originated in ancient Rome and remained the usual way of writing numbers throughout Europe well into the Late Middle Ages. Numbers in this system are represented by combinations of letters from the Latin alphabet. Roman numerals, as used today, employ seven symbols, each with a fixed integer value, as follows:

A leap year is a calendar year containing one additional day added to keep the calendar year synchronized with the astronomical or seasonal year. Because seasons and astronomical events do not repeat in a whole number of days, calendars that have the same number of days in each year drift over time with respect to the event that the year is supposed to track. By inserting an additional day or month into the year, the drift can be corrected. Any year that is not a leap year is called a common year.

A leap year starting on Monday is any year with 366 days that begins on Monday, 1 January, and ends on Tuesday, 31 December. Its dominical letters hence are GF, such as the years 1912, 1940, 1968, 1996, 2024, 2052, 2080, and 2120 in the Gregorian calendar or, likewise, 2008, 2036, and 2064 in the obsolete Julian calendar. Any leap year that starts on Monday, Wednesday or Thursday has two Friday the 13ths. This leap year contains two Friday the 13ths in September and December. Common years starting on Tuesday share this characteristic.




January 15 is the 15th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 350 days remaining until the end of the year.

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February 28 is the 59th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 306 days remaining until the end of the year.

Potomac River river in the mid-Atlantic United States

The Potomac River is located within the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States and flows from the Potomac Highlands into the Chesapeake Bay. The river is approximately 405 miles (652 km) long, with a drainage area of about 14,700 square miles (38,000 km2). In terms of area, this makes the Potomac River the fourth largest river along the Atlantic coast of the United States and the 21st largest in the United States. Over 5 million people live within the Potomac watershed.

March 8 is the 67th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 298 days remaining until the end of the year.


April 2 is the 92nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 273 days remaining until the end of the year.

Fleet Prison 12th-century prison in London

Fleet Prison was a notorious London prison by the side of the River Fleet. The prison was built in 1197, was rebuilt several times, and was in use until 1844. It was demolished in 1846.

Debtors prison prison for people who are unable to pay debt

A debtors' prison is a prison for people who are unable to pay debt. Through the mid 19th century, debtors' prisons were a common way to deal with unpaid debt in places like Western Europe. Destitute persons who were unable to pay a court-ordered judgment would be incarcerated in these prisons until they had worked off their debt via labor or secured outside funds to pay the balance. The product of their labor went towards both the costs of their incarceration and their accrued debt. Increasing access and lenience throughout the history of bankruptcy law have made prison terms for unaggravated indigence illegal over most of the world.


July 3 is the 184th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 181 days remaining until the end of the year.

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The Treaty of Wanghia was a diplomatic agreement between Qing-dynasty China and the United States, signed on July 3, 1844 in the Kun Iam Temple. Its official title name is the Treaty of peace, amity, and commerce, between the United States of America and the Chinese Empire. Following passage by the U.S. Congress, it was ratified by President John Tyler on January 17, 1845. It is considered an unequal treaty by some Chinese.

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The following outline is provided as an overview of and a topical guide to the Bahá'í Faith.

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