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Historical Events Happened In 1840

Saturday, 28 March 2015

Jan 01   1st recorded bowling match in US, Knickerbocker Alleys, NYC in the year 1840.  

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

Jan 03   In the year 1840 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 on this day in history.  

Jan 05   Records show 95,820 licensed public houses in England on this date in the year 1840.  

Jan 10   On this day in history 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 in the year 1840.  

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   Electro-Magnetic Intelligencer, first US electrical journal, appears on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1840 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   On this day in history sophia Louisa Jex-Blake, pioneer English woman physician  

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   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   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   On this day in history 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   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   In the year 1840 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   On this day in history housatonic Railroad opens  

Feb 13   In the year 1840 georg Jacobi, composer  

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Famous Birthdays In 1840

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 03   In the year 1840 birth of father Joseph Damien de Veuster, Belgium, helped lepers in Hawaii  

Jan 05   In the year 1840 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   In the year 1840 birth of austin Dobson, England, poet/critic/biographer  

Jan 18   In the year 1840 birth of ernst Rudorff, composer  

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

Jan 22   Ernest Roland Wilberforce, English bishop (d. 1907) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 23   In the year 1840 birth of ernst Abbe, Germany, physicist (Carl Zeiss Optics Company)  

Famous Deaths In 1840

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 06   On this day in history 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   On this day in history friedrich Westenholz, composer, dies at 61  

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 in the year 1840.  

Mar 30   George (Beau) Brummell, Dandy, dies on this day in history.  

Apr 19   On this day in history death of jean-Jacques Lartigue, Roman catholic bishop of Montreal (b. 1777)