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Historical Events Happened In 1840

Friday, 22 May 2015

Jan 01   In the year 1840 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 on this day in history.  

Jan 03   The first deep sea sounding is recorded on this day in history.  

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

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

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   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   Austin Dobson, England, poet/critic/biographer on this day in history.  

Jan 18   Electro-Magnetic Intelligencer, 1st US electrical journal, appears on this day in history.  

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

Jan 19   Antarctica discovered, Charles Wilkes expedition (US claim) in the year 1840.  

Jan 19   In the year 1840 lT Charles Wilkes, USN is first American to discover Antarctic coast  

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

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

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 in the year 1840.  

Jan 22   The first British colonists arrive at Port Nicholson, New Zealand on this day in history.  

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

Feb 01   On this day in history baltimore College of Dental Surgery, 1st in US, incorporated  

Feb 01   On this day in history the first U.S. college of Dentistry is chartered in Baltimore, MD.  

Feb 02   In the year 1840 louis Bourgault-Ducoudray, composer  

Feb 05   Hiram Stevens Maxim, inventor (automatic single-barrel rifle) in the year 1840.  

Feb 05   The birth of John Dunlop, Scottish inventor of pneumatic bicycle tire in the year 1840.  

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   British queen Victoria marries her cousin Albert von Saksen-Coburg on this day in history.  

Feb 10   In the year 1840 queen Victoria of England marries Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha.  

Feb 11   Gaetano Donizetti's Opera "La Fille du Regiment," premieres in Paris on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1840 georg Jacobi, composer  

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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 in the year 1840.  

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

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 on this day in history.  

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

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 on this day in history.  

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   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)