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Historical Events In 1838

Sunday, 31 May 2020

Feb 25   Canadian militia routs American republican sympathizers on Fighting Island, in the Detroit River on this day in history.  

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

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

Feb 26   Wendelin Weissheimer, composer on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1838.  

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

Mar 03   On this day in history rebellion at Pelee Island, Ontario Canada  

Mar 04   Paul Lacome, composer on this day in history.  

Mar 06   On this day in history franz Grillparzer's "Weh dem, der Lugt," premieres in Vienna  

Mar 08   On this day in history uS mint in New Orleans begins operation (producing dimes)  

Mar 12   William Perkin, inventor (1st artificial dye) in the year 1838.  

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 on this day in history.  

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

Mar 22   In the year 1838 hendrik Fagel, Dutch/English baron, dies at 73  

Mar 24   Thomas Attwood, composer, dies at 72 in the year 1838.  

Mar 31   On this day in history leon Dierx, French poet  

Apr 03   In the year 1838 francesco Antommarchi, Napoleon's physician on St Helena, dies at 57  

Apr 03   Leon Michel Gambetta, French attorney/premier (1881-82) on this day in history.  

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

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

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

Apr 09   National Gallery re-opens in its new dedicated building in Trafalgar Square London on this day in history.  

Apr 09   In the year 1838 national Galley opens in London  

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

Apr 11   In the year 1838 joseph Leopold Rockel, composer  

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

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

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

Apr 16   In the year 1838 karel Bendl, composer  

Apr 17   J Schopenhauer, writer, dies at 71 in the year 1838.  

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   William Hugh Young, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1901 was born on this day in history.  

Jan 04   Charles Stratton, [General Tom Thumb] (famous short person) was born in the year 1838.  

Jan 05   Camille Jordan, French mathematician (d. 1922) was born in the year 1838.  

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   Henry Irving, [John H Brodribb], Engld, knighted 1895/actor (Hamlet) was born on this day in history.  

Feb 06   In the year 1838 birth of yisrael Meir Kagan, Chofetz Chayim (d. 1933)  

Feb 12   On this day in history 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   On this day in history ferdinand Reis, composer, dies at 53  

Jan 16   Aleksandr I Polezjajev, Russian poet (Sasjka), dies at 33 [OS] on this day in history.  

Jan 20   On this day in history pierre-Louis Hus-Desforges, composer, dies at 64  

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   Osceola, chief of Seminole indians, dies in jail in the year 1838.  

Feb 01   Abraham de Veer, Dutch gov-gen of Suriname (1822-28), dies at 71 in the year 1838.  

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

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