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Historical Events In 1838

Tuesday, 18 December 2018

Feb 25   On this day in history 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   In the year 1838 rensselaer Van Rensselaer invades Pelee Island in Lake Erie with 500 American sympathizers of the Canadian rebels  

Feb 26   Wendelin Weissheimer, composer in the year 1838.  

Feb 28   On this day in history robert Nelson, leader of the Patriotes, proclaims the independence of Lower Canada (today Qu├ębec)  

Mar 01   On this day in history gabriele dell' Addolorata, [Francesco Possenti], Italian priest  

Mar 02   David Duffle Wood, composer in the year 1838.  

Mar 03   George William Hill, US astronomer (calculated Moon's orbit) on this day in history.  

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

Mar 04   Paul Lacome, composer in the year 1838.  

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

Mar 08   In the year 1838 uS mint in New Orleans begins operation (producing dimes)  

Mar 12   On this day in history william Perkin, inventor (1st artificial dye)  

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   Jan B Stobbaerts, Flemish painter on this day in history.  

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

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

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

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

Apr 03   In the year 1838 leon Michel Gambetta, French attorney/premier (1881-82)  

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

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

Apr 08   On this day in history steamship "Great Western" maiden voyage (Bristol England to NYC)  

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

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   Joseph Leopold Rockel, composer in the year 1838.  

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   In the year 1838 rebel Col. Samuel Lount and Captain Peter Matthews publicly hanged for treason and sedition during the Rebellion of 1837 in Upper Canada  

Apr 16   On this day in history karel Bendl, composer  

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

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   On this day in history birth of william Hugh Young, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1901  

Jan 04   Charles Stratton, [General Tom Thumb] (famous short person) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 05   In the year 1838 birth of camille Jordan, French mathematician (d. 1922)  

Jan 06   Max Bruch, Koln (Cologne), Germany, composer was born in the year 1838.  

Jan 16   On this day in history 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   In the year 1838 birth of yisrael Meir Kagan, Chofetz Chayim (d. 1933)  

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   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   Osceola, chief of Seminole indians, dies in jail on this day in history.  

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

Feb 05   On this day in history philippe Libon, composer, dies at 62  

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