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Historical Events Happened In 1840

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Jan 01   On this day in history 1st recorded bowling match in US, Knickerbocker Alleys, NYC  

Jan 03   1st deep sea sounding in the year 1840.  

Jan 03   Father Joseph Damien de Veuster, Belgium, helped lepers in Hawaii in the year 1840.  

Jan 03   The first deep sea sounding is recorded on this day in history.  

Jan 05   In the year 1840 john Doby Kennedy, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1896  

Jan 05   On this day in history 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   Penny Post mail system started in the year 1840.  

Jan 13   The steamship Lexington burns and sinks four miles off the coast of Long Island with the loss of 139 lives in the year 1840.  

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

Jan 18   Electro-Magnetic Intelligencer, 1st US electrical journal, appears on this day in history.  

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

Jan 19   Antarctica discovered, Charles Wilkes expedition (US claim) in the year 1840.  

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

Jan 20   On this day in history dumont D'Urville discovers Adélie Land, Antarctica  

Jan 20   On this day in history dumont D'Urville discovers Adélie Land, Antarctica  

Jan 20   On this day in history dutch King Willem II crowned  

Jan 21   Sophia Louisa Jex-Blake, pioneer English woman physician in the year 1840.  

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

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

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

Feb 01   Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, 1st in US, incorporated on this day in history.  

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

Feb 02   On this day in history louis Bourgault-Ducoudray, composer  

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   In the year 1840 waitangi Day; treaty signed between Britain & Maoris of New Zealand  

Feb 06   In the year 1840 waitangi Day; treaty signed between Britain & Maoris of NZ  

Feb 10   In the year 1840 british queen Victoria marries her cousin Albert von Saksen-Coburg  

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

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

Feb 11   On this day in history sanuel Dana Greene, Lt Cmdr (Union Navy), died in 1884  

Feb 12   In the year 1840 housatonic Railroad opens  

Feb 13   Georg Jacobi, composer in the year 1840.  

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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   On this day in history birth of louis Nazaire Bégin, French Canadian archbishop and cardinal (d. 1925)  

Jan 18   Austin Dobson, England, poet/critic/biographer was born on this day in history.  

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

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

Jan 22   Ernest Roland Wilberforce, English bishop (d. 1907) was born in the year 1840.  

Jan 23   In the year 1840 birth of ernst Abbe, Germany, physicist (Carl Zeiss Optics Company)  

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   Johann Friedrich Blumenbach, German anthropologist (b. 1752) died on this day in history.  

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

Mar 12   On this day in history friedrich Westenholz, composer, dies at 61  

Mar 22   Étienne Bobillier, French mathematician (b. 1798) died on this day in history.  

Mar 28   In the year 1840 simon-Antoine-Jean Lhuillier, Swiss mathematician, dies at 89  

Mar 30   George (Beau) Brummell, Dandy, dies in the year 1840.  

Apr 19   In the year 1840 death of jean-Jacques Lartigue, Roman catholic bishop of Montreal (b. 1777)