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Historical Events Happened In 1840

Saturday, 06 February 2016

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

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   The first deep sea sounding is recorded on this day in history.  

Jan 05   On this day in history john Doby Kennedy, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1896  

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   On this day in history the steamship Lexington burns and sinks four miles off the coast of Long Island with the loss of 139 lives.  

Jan 18   Austin Dobson, England, poet/critic/biographer in the year 1840.  

Jan 18   On this day in history electro-Magnetic Intelligencer, 1st US electrical journal, appears  

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

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

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

Jan 20   In the year 1840 dutch King Willem II crowned  

Jan 21   Sophia Louisa Jex-Blake, pioneer English woman physician in the year 1840.  

Jan 22   On this day in history 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   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 on this day in history.  

Feb 05   Hiram Stevens Maxim, inventor (automatic single-barrel rifle) on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history waitangi Day; treaty signed between Britain & Maoris of NZ  

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   Sanuel Dana Greene, Lt Cmdr (Union Navy), died in 1884 in the year 1840.  

Feb 12   In the year 1840 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   On this day in history 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   Sophia Louisa Jex-Blake, pioneer English woman physician was born in the year 1840.  

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   On this day in history 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   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   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   In the year 1840 george (Beau) Brummell, Dandy, dies  

Apr 19   Jean-Jacques Lartigue, Roman catholic bishop of Montreal (b. 1777) died on this day in history.  

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