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Historical Events Happened In 1840

Wednesday, 06 May 2015

Jan 01   In the year 1840 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 on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 10   In the year 1840 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   In the year 1840 austin Dobson, England, poet/critic/biographer  

Jan 18   In the year 1840 electro-Magnetic Intelligencer, 1st US electrical journal, appears  

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

Jan 19   Antarctica discovered, Charles Wilkes expedition (US claim) on this day in history.  

Jan 19   In the year 1840 lT Charles Wilkes, USN is first American to discover Antarctic coast  

Jan 20   Dumont D'Urville discovers Adélie Land, Antarctica in the year 1840.  

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

Jan 20   Dutch King Willem II crowned in the year 1840.  

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

Jan 22   British colonists reach New Zealand in the year 1840.  

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

Jan 23   Ernst Abbe, Germany, physicist (Carl Zeiss Optics Company) in the year 1840.  

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 on this day in history.  

Feb 02   Louis Bourgault-Ducoudray, composer in the year 1840.  

Feb 05   Hiram Stevens Maxim, inventor (automatic single-barrel rifle) in the year 1840.  

Feb 05   On this day in history 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   Waitangi Day; treaty signed between Britain & Maoris of NZ in the year 1840.  

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   Gaetano Donizetti's Opera "La Fille du Regiment," premieres in Paris on this day in history.  

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

Feb 12   Housatonic Railroad opens on this day in history.  

Feb 13   Georg Jacobi, composer in the year 1840.  

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

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

Mar 28   On this day in history simon-Antoine-Jean Lhuillier, Swiss mathematician, dies at 89  

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

Apr 19   Jean-Jacques Lartigue, Roman catholic bishop of Montreal (b. 1777) died on this day in history.