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Historical Events Happened In 1840

Sunday, 25 January 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   In the year 1840 the first deep sea sounding is recorded  

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

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

Jan 10   In the year 1840 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 on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1840.  

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   On this day in history dumont D'Urville discovers Adélie Land, Antarctica  

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

Jan 22   On this day in history british colonists reach New Zealand.  

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

Jan 23   Ernst Abbe, Germany, physicist (Carl Zeiss Optics Company) in the year 1840.  

Feb 01   In the year 1840 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   On this day in history 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   Waitangi Day; treaty signed between Britain & Maoris of NZ on this day in history.  

Feb 10   On this day in history british queen Victoria marries her cousin Albert von Saksen-Coburg  

Feb 10   Queen Victoria of England marries Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha on this day in history.  

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

Feb 11   On this day in history sanuel Dana Greene, Lt Cmdr (Union Navy), died in 1884  

Feb 12   Housatonic Railroad opens in the year 1840.  

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   Father Joseph Damien de Veuster, Belgium, helped lepers in Hawaii was born in the year 1840.  

Jan 05   On this day in history 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   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 on this day in history.  

Jan 22   Ernest Roland Wilberforce, English bishop (d. 1907) was born in the year 1840.  

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   Fanny Burney, English novelist and diarist (b. 1752) died on this day in history.  

Jan 22   Johann Friedrich Blumenbach, German anthropologist (b. 1752) died on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1840 simon-Antoine-Jean Lhuillier, Swiss mathematician, dies at 89  

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

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