Book - 1844
Good condition set of two. Two very thick volumes.
February 28 — The Grand National at Aintree is won by the 5/1 joint favourite Discount.
March 8 – King Oscar I ascends to the throne of Sweden-Norway upon the death of his father Charles XVI/III John.
April – The Fleet Prison for debtors in London is closed.
April 11 — Initiation of the Ragged Schools Union.
May 11 — Major fire at Lyme Regis.
May 24 – The first electrical telegram is sent over the telegraph by Samuel F. B. Morse from the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. to the B&O Railroad "outer depot" in Baltimore, Maryland, saying "What hath God wrought".
June 6 – George Williams founds the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) in London.
June 15 — Factory Act imposes a maximum 12-hour working day for women, and a maximum 6-hour day for children aged 6 to 13.
July 19 — Bank Charter Act restricts powers of British banks other than the Bank of England to issue banknotes of the pound sterling.
August 9 — Imprisonment for debt abolished in England.
September 28 — A blackdamp explosion at Haswell Colliery in the Durham Coalfield kills 95, with just four survivors
October 28 — The Royal Exchange in London opened by Queen Victoria
December 21 – The Rochdale Pioneers commence business at their cooperative in Rochdale, England.