Historical Events Happened In 1840
Friday, 24 October 2014
Jan 01 In the year 1840 1st recorded bowling match in US, Knickerbocker Alleys, NYC
Jan 03 In the year 1840 1st deep sea sounding
Jan 03 In the year 1840 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 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 Penny Post mail system started on this day in history.
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 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 On this day in history electro-Magnetic Intelligencer, first US electrical journal, appears
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 on this day in history.
Jan 20 Dumont D'Urville discovers Adélie Land, Antarctica on this day in history.
Jan 20 In the year 1840 dumont D'Urville discovers Adélie Land, Antarctica
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 On this day in history ernst Abbe, Germany, physicist (Carl Zeiss Optics Company)
Feb 01 Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, 1st in US, incorporated in the year 1840.
Feb 01 The first U.S. college of Dentistry is chartered in Baltimore, MD in the year 1840.
Feb 02 In the year 1840 louis Bourgault-Ducoudray, composer
Feb 05 In the year 1840 hiram Stevens Maxim, inventor (automatic single-barrel rifle)
Feb 05 The birth of John Dunlop, Scottish inventor of pneumatic bicycle tire in the year 1840.
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 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 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.