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Historical Events In 1838

Thursday, 22 August 2019

Feb 25   Canadian militia routs American republican sympathizers on Fighting Island, in the Detroit River in the year 1838.  

Feb 25   On this day in history london pedestrian walks 20 miles backward then forward in 8 hours  

Feb 26   In the year 1838 rensselaer Van Rensselaer invades Pelee Island in Lake Erie with 500 American sympathizers of the Canadian rebels  

Feb 26   On this day in history wendelin Weissheimer, composer  

Feb 28   Robert Nelson, leader of the Patriotes, proclaims the independence of Lower Canada (today Qu├ębec) in the year 1838.  

Mar 01   In the year 1838 gabriele dell' Addolorata, [Francesco Possenti], Italian priest  

Mar 02   David Duffle Wood, composer on this day in history.  

Mar 03   On this day in history george William Hill, US astronomer (calculated Moon's orbit)  

Mar 03   Rebellion at Pelee Island, Ontario Canada in the year 1838.  

Mar 04   In the year 1838 paul Lacome, composer  

Mar 06   In the year 1838 franz Grillparzer's "Weh dem, der Lugt," premieres in Vienna  

Mar 08   US mint in New Orleans begins operation (producing dimes) on this day in history.  

Mar 12   William Perkin, inventor (1st artificial dye) on this day in history.  

Mar 15   Alice Cunningham Fletcher, ethnologist (Stranger in Her Native Land) in the year 1838.  

Mar 16   Nathaniel Bowditch, astronomer/navigation expert, dies at 64 in the year 1838.  

Mar 18   On this day in history jan B Stobbaerts, Flemish painter  

Mar 22   Hendrik Fagel, Dutch/English baron, dies at 73 in the year 1838.  

Mar 24   On this day in history thomas Attwood, composer, dies at 72  

Mar 31   Leon Dierx, French poet in the year 1838.  

Apr 03   Francesco Antommarchi, Napoleon's physician on St Helena, dies at 57 on this day in history.  

Apr 03   On this day in history leon Michel Gambetta, French attorney/premier (1881-82)  

Apr 05   On this day in history alpheus Hyatt, US, invertebrate paleontologist  

Apr 06   Jose B de Andrada e Silva, premier of Brazil (1822-23), dies at 74 on this day in history.  

Apr 08   Steamship "Great Western" maiden voyage (Bristol England to NYC) on this day in history.  

Apr 09   In the year 1838 national Gallery re-opens in its new dedicated building in Trafalgar Square London  

Apr 09   On this day in history national Galley opens in London  

Apr 09   In the year 1838 steamship "Great Western" maiden voyage (Bristol England to NYC) beginning of the end of the Age of Sail  

Apr 11   Joseph Leopold Rockel, composer on this day in history.  

Apr 11   Pieter L Uys, South African pioneer (Great Pull), murdered at 40 on this day in history.  

Apr 12   John Shaw Billings, US, librarian/army physician on this day in history.  

Apr 12   Rebel Col. Samuel Lount and Captain Peter Matthews publicly hanged for treason and sedition during the Rebellion of 1837 in Upper Canada on this day in history.  

Apr 16   In the year 1838 karel Bendl, composer  

Apr 17   In the year 1838 j Schopenhauer, writer, dies at 71  

Apr 18   In the year 1838 wilkes' expedition to South Pole sails  

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Famous Birthdays In 1838

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 01   In the year 1838 birth of william Hugh Young, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1901  

Jan 04   On this day in history birth of charles Stratton, [General Tom Thumb] (famous short person)  

Jan 05   Camille Jordan, French mathematician (d. 1922) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 06   In the year 1838 birth of max Bruch, Koln (Cologne), Germany, composer  

Jan 16   In the year 1838 birth of franz Brentano, German philosopher and psychologist (d. 1917)  

Feb 06   On this day in history birth of henry Irving, [John H Brodribb], Engld, knighted 1895/actor (Hamlet)  

Feb 06   On this day in history birth of yisrael Meir Kagan, Chofetz Chayim (d. 1933)  

Feb 12   In the year 1838 birth of charles Carroll Walcott, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1898  

Famous Deaths In 1838

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 13   Ferdinand Reis, composer, dies at 53 on this day in history.  

Jan 16   Aleksandr I Polezjajev, Russian poet (Sasjka), dies at 33 [OS] in the year 1838.  

Jan 20   Pierre-Louis Hus-Desforges, composer, dies at 64 on this day in history.  

Jan 23   Arnold A Buyskes, Dutch vice-admiral/colonial director, dies at 67 on this day in history.  

Jan 28   Aleksandr I Polezjajev, Russian poet (Sasjka), dies at 33 [NS] on this day in history.  

Jan 30   On this day in history osceola, chief of Seminole indians, dies in jail  

Feb 01   On this day in history abraham de Veer, Dutch gov-gen of Suriname (1822-28), dies at 71  

Feb 05   In the year 1838 philippe Libon, composer, dies at 62  

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