Historical Events Happened In 1840
Sunday, 01 May 2016
Jan 01 On this day in history 1st recorded bowling match in US, Knickerbocker Alleys, NYC
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 The first deep sea sounding is recorded on this day in history.
Jan 05 John Doby Kennedy, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1896 in the year 1840.
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 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 On this day in history austin Dobson, England, poet/critic/biographer
Jan 18 Electro-Magnetic Intelligencer, 1st US electrical journal, appears in the year 1840.
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 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 AdĂ©lie Land, Antarctica on this day in history.
Jan 20 In the year 1840 dutch King Willem II crowned
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 The first British colonists arrive at Port Nicholson, New Zealand in the year 1840.
Jan 23 In the year 1840 ernst Abbe, Germany, physicist (Carl Zeiss Optics Company)
Feb 01 In the year 1840 baltimore College of Dental Surgery, 1st in US, incorporated
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 On this day in history 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 British queen Victoria marries her cousin Albert von Saksen-Coburg in the year 1840.
Feb 10 On this day in history queen Victoria of England marries Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha.
Feb 11 In the year 1840 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 Housatonic Railroad opens on this day in history.
Feb 13 On this day in history georg Jacobi, composer