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Historical Events Happened In 1840

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

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

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   John Doby Kennedy, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1896 in the year 1840.  

Jan 05   On this day in history records show 95,820 licensed public houses in England on this date  

Jan 10   In the year 1840 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 on this day in history.  

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

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

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

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   Sophia Louisa Jex-Blake, pioneer English woman physician on this day in history.  

Jan 22   On this day in history british colonists reach New Zealand.  

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

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   In the year 1840 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 in the year 1840.  

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

Feb 06   Waitangi Day; treaty signed between Britain & Maoris of NZ on this day in history.  

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

Feb 10   In the year 1840 queen Victoria of England marries Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha.  

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

Feb 11   In the year 1840 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   Father Joseph Damien de Veuster, Belgium, helped lepers in Hawaii was born on this day in history.  

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

Jan 10   In the year 1840 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   Ernst Rudorff, composer was born in the year 1840.  

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 in the year 1840.  

Famous Deaths In 1840

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 06   In the year 1840 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 on this day in history.  

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

Mar 22   On this day in history death of Étienne Bobillier, French mathematician (b. 1798)  

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

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