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Historical Events Happened In 1840

Monday, 29 August 2016

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

Jan 05   In the year 1840 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   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   On this day in history austin Dobson, England, poet/critic/biographer  

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

Jan 18   On this day in history electro-Magnetic Intelligencer, first US electrical journal, appears  

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

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

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

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

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

Jan 21   Sophia Louisa Jex-Blake, pioneer English woman physician on this day in history.  

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

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 on this day in history.  

Feb 06   On this day in history 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   British queen Victoria marries her cousin Albert von Saksen-Coburg in the year 1840.  

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

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   Father Joseph Damien de Veuster, Belgium, helped lepers in Hawaii was born on this day in history.  

Jan 05   John Doby Kennedy, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1896 was born on this day in history.  

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   Ernst Rudorff, composer was born in the year 1840.  

Jan 21   Sophia Louisa Jex-Blake, pioneer English woman physician was born on this day in history.  

Jan 22   In the year 1840 birth of ernest Roland Wilberforce, English bishop (d. 1907)  

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

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

Mar 02   On this day in history heinrich Olbers, German astronomer (comets & asteroids), dies at 81  

Mar 12   Friedrich Westenholz, composer, dies at 61 in the year 1840.  

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

Mar 28   Simon-Antoine-Jean Lhuillier, Swiss mathematician, dies at 89 on this day in history.  

Mar 30   On this day in history george (Beau) Brummell, Dandy, dies  

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

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