In numerology, the number 44 is considered to be an important or potent number. It is said to be an excellent number for business, and it is also said to be connected to careers in the military. Many Chinese people would find significance in 44 because it is one way of expressing the number 8 (4 plus 4) and eight is considered a very lucky number in many Eastern countries.
In mathematics, the number 44 is what is known as a "happy number”. The definition is of such a number is one where you take the individual digits, multiply them my themselves (square them), add the squares and repeat the process until the number either equals 1 or loops endlessly. (Numbers that end up as one are called unhappy numbers or sad numbers).
In physics, the number 44 is the atomic number of the element ruthenium, a hard white metal similar to platinum that is used in the manufacture of electronic components such as resistors.
In astronomy the object listed in the Messier star catalogue as object 44 is a cluser of stars in the constellation of Cancer which is also known to astronomers as the Beehive Cluster.
In history, the year 44 AD is remembered for a number of events. In Britain, the king of a celtic tribe called the Iceni, called Prasutagus, became married to his new bride - name Boudicca or Boadicea, and later famous as the leader of a rebellion against Roman rule.
Finally, the number 44 is significant in the fields of both telecommunications and firearms. Interestingly, 44 is the number you must dial to talk to anyone in Britain as it is the international dialing code for the United Kingdom. And who can forget that the fictional Inspector Harry Callahan carried a .44 Magnum "the most powerful handgun in the world”.