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Historical Events Happened In 1840

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Jan 01   In the year 1840 1st recorded bowling match in US, Knickerbocker Alleys, NYC  

Jan 03   On this day in history 1st deep sea sounding  

Jan 03   On this day in history father Joseph Damien de Veuster, Belgium, helped lepers in Hawaii  

Jan 03   On this day in history the first deep sea sounding is recorded  

Jan 05   On this day in history john Doby Kennedy, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1896  

Jan 05   In the year 1840 records show 95,820 licensed public houses in England on this date  

Jan 10   On this day in history penny Post mail system is starts  

Jan 10   In the year 1840 penny Post mail system started  

Jan 13   The steamship Lexington burns and sinks four miles off the coast of Long Island with the loss of 139 lives on this day in history.  

Jan 18   Austin Dobson, England, poet/critic/biographer in the year 1840.  

Jan 18   Electro-Magnetic Intelligencer, 1st US electrical journal, appears in the year 1840.  

Jan 18   In the year 1840 electro-Magnetic Intelligencer, first US electrical journal, appears  

Jan 19   In the year 1840 antarctica discovered, Charles Wilkes expedition (US claim)  

Jan 19   LT Charles Wilkes, USN is first American to discover Antarctic coast on this day in history.  

Jan 20   In the year 1840 dumont D'Urville discovers Adélie Land, Antarctica  

Jan 20   Dumont D'Urville discovers Adélie Land, Antarctica on this day in history.  

Jan 20   Dutch King Willem II crowned on this day in history.  

Jan 21   On this day in history sophia Louisa Jex-Blake, pioneer English woman physician  

Jan 22   In the year 1840 british colonists reach New Zealand.  

Jan 22   The first British colonists arrive at Port Nicholson, New Zealand on this day in history.  

Jan 23   On this day in history ernst Abbe, Germany, physicist (Carl Zeiss Optics Company)  

Feb 01   In the year 1840 baltimore College of Dental Surgery, 1st in US, incorporated  

Feb 01   In the year 1840 the first U.S. college of Dentistry is chartered in Baltimore, MD.  

Feb 02   Louis Bourgault-Ducoudray, composer on this day in history.  

Feb 05   In the year 1840 hiram Stevens Maxim, inventor (automatic single-barrel rifle)  

Feb 05   The birth of John Dunlop, Scottish inventor of pneumatic bicycle tire on this day in history.  

Feb 06   Waitangi Day; treaty signed between Britain & Maoris of New Zealand in the year 1840.  

Feb 06   On this day in history waitangi Day; treaty signed between Britain & Maoris of NZ  

Feb 10   On this day in history british queen Victoria marries her cousin Albert von Saksen-Coburg  

Feb 10   Queen Victoria of England marries Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha on this day in history.  

Feb 11   In the year 1840 gaetano Donizetti's Opera "La Fille du Regiment," premieres in Paris  

Feb 11   Sanuel Dana Greene, Lt Cmdr (Union Navy), died in 1884 in the year 1840.  

Feb 12   On this day in history housatonic Railroad opens  

Feb 13   On this day in history georg Jacobi, composer  

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Famous Birthdays In 1840

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 03   In the year 1840 birth of father Joseph Damien de Veuster, Belgium, helped lepers in Hawaii  

Jan 05   On this day in history birth of john Doby Kennedy, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1896  

Jan 10   Louis Nazaire Bégin, French Canadian archbishop and cardinal (d. 1925) was born in the year 1840.  

Jan 18   In the year 1840 birth of austin Dobson, England, poet/critic/biographer  

Jan 18   In the year 1840 birth of ernst Rudorff, composer  

Jan 21   In the year 1840 birth of sophia Louisa Jex-Blake, pioneer English woman physician  

Jan 22   On this day in history birth of ernest Roland Wilberforce, English bishop (d. 1907)  

Jan 23   Ernst Abbe, Germany, physicist (Carl Zeiss Optics Company) was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In 1840

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 06   Fanny Burney, English novelist and diarist (b. 1752) died in the year 1840.  

Jan 22   On this day in history death of johann Friedrich Blumenbach, German anthropologist (b. 1752)  

Mar 02   Heinrich Olbers, German astronomer (comets & asteroids), dies at 81 on this day in history.  

Mar 12   In the year 1840 friedrich Westenholz, composer, dies at 61  

Mar 22   Étienne Bobillier, French mathematician (b. 1798) died in the year 1840.  

Mar 28   Simon-Antoine-Jean Lhuillier, Swiss mathematician, dies at 89 in the year 1840.  

Mar 30   In the year 1840 george (Beau) Brummell, Dandy, dies  

Apr 19   On this day in history death of jean-Jacques Lartigue, Roman catholic bishop of Montreal (b. 1777)