Queen Victoria Young Head Farthing 1844

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  • There are 2 known varieties of this coin.

What Happened in 1844?

  • may 01 - Samuel F.B. Morse publicly proves the viability of electric telegraph by receiving in Washington a message from a distance of 25 miles, and 64 minutes ahead of the parallel message sent by train
    may 23 - Persian Prophet The Báb announces His revelation, founding Bábism
    may 24 - Morse uses his electric telegraph to send the message "What hath God wrought" on a completed 40 miles long line from Baltimore to Washington. The second message sent immediately after the first one was "Have you any news?"
    jul 03 - The last pair of Great Auks is killed.
    jul 27 - John Dalton, English chemist and physicist, dies.
    aug 06 - The telegraph is used to announce the birth of Queen Victoria's second son, Alfred Ernest, at Windsor. Within 40 minutes the news is printed and distributed in London by The Times
    nov - James K. Polk defeats Henry Clay in the U.S. presidential election
    The first chess-game is conducted via telegraph. The players are from Washington and Baltimore. Also, the line is used by a Baltimore businessman to verify with the Bank of Washington the credit of his customer
    First official census confirms Jewish majority--7120 Jews, 5760 Muslims, 3390 Christians.
    Swedish chemistry professor Gustaf Erik Pasch? invents the safety match?