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Historical Events Happened In 1840

Thursday, 23 October 2014

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

Jan 03   In the year 1840 1st deep sea sounding  

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 in the year 1840.  

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

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

Jan 10   In the year 1840 penny Post mail system is starts  

Jan 10   Penny Post mail system started on this day in history.  

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

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

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   On this day in history antarctica discovered, Charles Wilkes expedition (US claim)  

Jan 19   On this day in history lT Charles Wilkes, USN is first American to discover Antarctic coast  

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

Jan 20   In the year 1840 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   British colonists reach New Zealand on this day in history.  

Jan 22   The first British colonists arrive at Port Nicholson, New Zealand in the year 1840.  

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   On this day in history the first U.S. college of Dentistry is chartered in Baltimore, MD.  

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   In the year 1840 the birth of John Dunlop, Scottish inventor of pneumatic bicycle tire  

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   British queen Victoria marries her cousin Albert von Saksen-Coburg on this day in history.  

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

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

Feb 11   Sanuel Dana Greene, Lt Cmdr (Union Navy), died in 1884 on this day in history.  

Feb 12   On this day in history 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   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

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

Jan 18   On this day in history birth of ernst Rudorff, composer  

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

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

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   On this day in history death of fanny Burney, English novelist and diarist (b. 1752)  

Jan 22   In the year 1840 death of johann Friedrich Blumenbach, German anthropologist (b. 1752)  

Mar 02   Heinrich Olbers, German astronomer (comets & asteroids), dies at 81 in the year 1840.  

Mar 12   Friedrich Westenholz, composer, dies at 61 on this day in history.  

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

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   Jean-Jacques Lartigue, Roman catholic bishop of Montreal (b. 1777) died in the year 1840.