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Historical Events In 1839

Wednesday, 12 May 2021

Feb 20   Anti-duelling law was passed by US Congress in the year 1839.  

Feb 20   Congress prohibits dueling in District of Columbia in the year 1839.  

Feb 24   Steam shovel patented by William Otis, Philadelphia in the year 1839.  

Feb 25   Seminoles & black allies shipped from Tampa Bay Florida, to West on this day in history.  

Feb 25   In the year 1839 seminoles &black allies shipped from Tampa Bay FL, to the West  

Feb 26   In the year 1839 jem Mason on Lottery wins 1st Grand National Steeplechase (Britain)  

Feb 26   On this day in history jem Mason on Lottery wins first Grand National Steeplechase (Britain)  

Mar 04   Ignace Antoine Ladurner, pianist/composer, dies at 72 on this day in history.  

Mar 08   On this day in history james Mason Crafts, US chemist (Friedel-Crafts-synthesis)  

Mar 09   Felix Huston Robertson, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1928 on this day in history.  

Mar 09   Prussian government limits work week for children to 51 hours in the year 1839.  

Mar 09   Prussian govt limits work week for children to 51 hours on this day in history.  

Mar 10   On this day in history dudley Buck, Hartford, Ct, organist/church composer  

Mar 13   In the year 1839 robert Gallenberg, composer, dies at 55  

Mar 16   René F Armand Sully-Prudhomme, France, poet, 1st Nobel winner (1901) on this day in history.  

Mar 17   Josef Rheinberger, Vaduz Liechtenstein, opera composer (Munich Conser) in the year 1839.  

Mar 18   Francis Fessenden, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1906 in the year 1839.  

Mar 21   On this day in history modest Mussorgsky, composer (Boris Gudunov, Night on Bald Mt) [NS]  

Mar 23   On this day in history 1st known use of term OK (Boston)  

Mar 25   William Bell Wait, US, educated the blind in the year 1839.  

Mar 26   1st Henley Royal Regatta in the year 1839.  

Mar 26   The first Henley Royal Regatta is held in the year 1839.  

Mar 29   On this day in history bernardus JC Dibbets, Dutch baron/gen-major (Maastricht), dies at 56  

Mar 31   Nikolay Przhevalsky, naturalist, explorer of east central Asia (OS) on this day in history.  

Apr 05   On this day in history robert Smalls, Beaufort SC, black congressman 1875-87 (Rep-SC)  

Apr 11   In the year 1839 john Galt, Scottish writer (Last of the Lairds), dies at 59  

Apr 12   Victorin de Joncieres, composer on this day in history.  

Apr 17   Guatemala forms republic in the year 1839.  

Apr 18   In the year 1839 frantz Jehin-Prume, composer  

Apr 18   Henry Kendall, New South Wales Australia, poet (Bell Birds) in the year 1839.  

Apr 19   On this day in history treaty of London constitutes Belgium an independent kingdom  

Apr 19   Treaty of London constitutes Belgium an independent kingdom & Luxembourg a Grand Duchy in the year 1839.  

Apr 20   Carol I, King of Romania (1881-1914) on this day in history.  

Apr 20   In the year 1839 giuseppe Rossini, father of Italian composer Gioacchino Rossini, dies  

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Famous Birthdays In 1839

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 04   Carl Humann, German engineer (d. 1896) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 09   John Knowles Paine, Portland Maine, composer was born in the year 1839.  

Jan 11   On this day in history birth of eugenio Maria de Hostos, Puerto Rico, patriot/scholar  

Jan 14   In the year 1839 birth of emil Bohn, composer  

Jan 19   On this day in history birth of bohumil Pazdirek, composer  

Jan 19   On this day in history birth of paul Cézanne, French painter (d. 1906)  

Jan 25   Seldon Connor, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1917 was born on this day in history.  

Feb 01   James A Herne, [J Aherne], US playwright (Hearts of Oak) was born in the year 1839.  

Famous Deaths In 1839

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 12   On this day in history joseph A Koch, Aust painter/cartoonist/etcher/illustrator, dies at 70  

Jan 19   Georg Abraham Schneider, composer, dies at 38 on this day in history.  

Feb 01   In the year 1839 giuseppe Valadier, Italian architect/archaeologist, dies at 76  

Feb 07   Karl August Nicander, Swedish poet (b. 1799) died on this day in history.  

Feb 15   Chevalier de Lorimier, Quebec notary (b. 1803) died in the year 1839.  

Mar 04   On this day in history ignace Antoine Ladurner, pianist/composer, dies at 72  

Mar 13   In the year 1839 robert Gallenberg, composer, dies at 55  

Mar 29   On this day in history bernardus JC Dibbets, Dutch baron/gen-major (Maastricht), dies at 56  

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