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Historical Events In 1838

Friday, 05 March 2021

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

Feb 25   London pedestrian walks 20 miles backward then forward in 8 hours on this day in history.  

Feb 26   Rensselaer Van Rensselaer invades Pelee Island in Lake Erie with 500 American sympathizers of the Canadian rebels on this day in history.  

Feb 26   In the year 1838 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   On this day in history gabriele dell' Addolorata, [Francesco Possenti], Italian priest  

Mar 02   On this day in history david Duffle Wood, composer  

Mar 03   George William Hill, US astronomer (calculated Moon's orbit) in the year 1838.  

Mar 03   Rebellion at Pelee Island, Ontario Canada on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1838 nathaniel Bowditch, astronomer/navigation expert, dies at 64  

Mar 18   In the year 1838 jan B Stobbaerts, Flemish painter  

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

Mar 24   In the year 1838 thomas Attwood, composer, dies at 72  

Mar 31   Leon Dierx, French poet on this day in history.  

Apr 03   Francesco Antommarchi, Napoleon's physician on St Helena, dies at 57 in the year 1838.  

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

Apr 05   Alpheus Hyatt, US, invertebrate paleontologist on this day in history.  

Apr 06   Jose B de Andrada e Silva, premier of Brazil (1822-23), dies at 74 in the year 1838.  

Apr 08   Steamship "Great Western" maiden voyage (Bristol England to NYC) in the year 1838.  

Apr 09   On this day in history national Gallery re-opens in its new dedicated building in Trafalgar Square London  

Apr 09   National Galley opens in London in the year 1838.  

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   On this day in history joseph Leopold Rockel, composer  

Apr 11   Pieter L Uys, South African pioneer (Great Pull), murdered at 40 in the year 1838.  

Apr 12   On this day in history john Shaw Billings, US, librarian/army physician  

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   Karel Bendl, composer on this day in history.  

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

Apr 18   Wilkes' expedition to South Pole sails in the year 1838.  

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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   On this day in history birth of camille Jordan, French mathematician (d. 1922)  

Jan 06   Max Bruch, Koln (Cologne), Germany, composer was born on this day in history.  

Jan 16   Franz Brentano, German philosopher and psychologist (d. 1917) was born on this day in history.  

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

Feb 06   Yisrael Meir Kagan, Chofetz Chayim (d. 1933) was born in the year 1838.  

Feb 12   Charles Carroll Walcott, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1898 was born on this day in history.  

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] on this day in history.  

Jan 20   Pierre-Louis Hus-Desforges, composer, dies at 64 in the year 1838.  

Jan 23   In the year 1838 arnold A Buyskes, Dutch vice-admiral/colonial director, dies at 67  

Jan 28   Aleksandr I Polezjajev, Russian poet (Sasjka), dies at 33 [NS] in the year 1838.  

Jan 30   In the year 1838 osceola, chief of Seminole indians, dies in jail  

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

Feb 05   Philippe Libon, composer, dies at 62 in the year 1838.  

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