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Historical Events Happened In 1840

Monday, 31 August 2015

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

Jan 03   1st deep sea sounding on this day in history.  

Jan 03   On this day in history father Joseph Damien de Veuster, Belgium, helped lepers in Hawaii  

Jan 03   The first deep sea sounding is recorded in the year 1840.  

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

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

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

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 in the year 1840.  

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   In the year 1840 electro-Magnetic Intelligencer, first US electrical journal, appears  

Jan 19   In the year 1840 antarctica discovered, Charles Wilkes expedition (US claim)  

Jan 19   LT Charles Wilkes, USN is first American to discover Antarctic coast in the year 1840.  

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

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

Jan 20   On this day in history dutch King Willem II crowned  

Jan 21   In the year 1840 sophia Louisa Jex-Blake, pioneer English woman physician  

Jan 22   In the year 1840 british colonists reach New Zealand.  

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

Jan 23   Ernst Abbe, Germany, physicist (Carl Zeiss Optics Company) on this day in history.  

Feb 01   In the year 1840 baltimore College of Dental Surgery, 1st in US, incorporated  

Feb 01   The first U.S. college of Dentistry is chartered in Baltimore, MD in the year 1840.  

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   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   On this day in history queen Victoria of England marries Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha.  

Feb 11   On this day in history 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   Housatonic Railroad opens on this day in history.  

Feb 13   On this day in history georg Jacobi, composer  

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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 in the year 1840.  

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

Jan 10   On this day in history birth of louis Nazaire Bégin, French Canadian archbishop and cardinal (d. 1925)  

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

Jan 18   Ernst Rudorff, composer was born in the year 1840.  

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

Jan 22   In the year 1840 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   Fanny Burney, English novelist and diarist (b. 1752) died on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1840.  

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

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

Mar 30   George (Beau) Brummell, Dandy, dies in the year 1840.  

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

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