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May 24, 1844 Samuel F. B. Morse taps the message "What hath God wrought?" into his telegraph, sending it from Washington to Baltimore over wires.
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May 27, 1844 The Democratic National Convention is held in Baltimore. On the ninth ballot the delegates nominate James Polk to run for President and George Dallas for Vice-President Maryland
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November 5, 1844 James Polk [Democrat] defeats Henry Clay [Whig] to become President of the United States
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December 3, 1844 The U. S. House overturns the gag rule (variously House Rule 21, House Rule 23 and House Rule 25) on abolitionist petitions.
  Robert Barnwell Rhett
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