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Historical Events Happened In 1840

Friday, 31 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   On this day in history father Joseph Damien de Veuster, Belgium, helped lepers in Hawaii  

Jan 03   In the year 1840 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   Records show 95,820 licensed public houses in England on this date on this day in history.  

Jan 10   Penny Post mail system is starts in the year 1840.  

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

Jan 13   In the year 1840 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   On this day in history electro-Magnetic Intelligencer, first US electrical journal, appears  

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 in the year 1840.  

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

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

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   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) on this day in history.  

Feb 01   On this day in history 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   Louis Bourgault-Ducoudray, composer in the year 1840.  

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

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

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 in the year 1840.  

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 on this day in history.  

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

Jan 10   Louis Nazaire Bégin, French Canadian archbishop and cardinal (d. 1925) was born in the year 1840.  

Jan 18   On this day in history birth of austin Dobson, England, poet/critic/biographer  

Jan 18   Ernst Rudorff, composer was born on this day in history.  

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

Mar 02   In the year 1840 heinrich Olbers, German astronomer (comets & asteroids), dies at 81  

Mar 12   In the year 1840 friedrich Westenholz, composer, dies at 61  

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