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Historical Events In 1839

Monday, 16 May 2022

Feb 20   Anti-duelling law was passed by US Congress on this day in history.  

Feb 20   On this day in history congress prohibits dueling in District of Columbia  

Feb 24   In the year 1839 steam shovel patented by William Otis, Philadelphia  

Feb 25   On this day in history seminoles & black allies shipped from Tampa Bay Florida, to West  

Feb 25   On this day in history seminoles &black allies shipped from Tampa Bay FL, to the West  

Feb 26   Jem Mason on Lottery wins 1st Grand National Steeplechase (Britain) in the year 1839.  

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

Mar 04   In the year 1839 ignace Antoine Ladurner, pianist/composer, dies at 72  

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

Mar 09   In the year 1839 felix Huston Robertson, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1928  

Mar 09   On this day in history prussian government limits work week for children to 51 hours  

Mar 09   On this day in history prussian govt limits work week for children to 51 hours  

Mar 10   Dudley Buck, Hartford, Ct, organist/church composer in the year 1839.  

Mar 13   Robert Gallenberg, composer, dies at 55 on this day in history.  

Mar 16   René F Armand Sully-Prudhomme, France, poet, 1st Nobel winner (1901) in the year 1839.  

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

Mar 18   On this day in history francis Fessenden, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1906  

Mar 21   In the year 1839 modest Mussorgsky, composer (Boris Gudunov, Night on Bald Mt) [NS]  

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

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

Mar 26   On this day in history 1st Henley Royal Regatta  

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

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

Mar 31   On this day in history nikolay Przhevalsky, naturalist, explorer of east central Asia (OS)  

Apr 05   Robert Smalls, Beaufort SC, black congressman 1875-87 (Rep-SC) on this day in history.  

Apr 11   On this day in history 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   On this day in history frantz Jehin-Prume, composer  

Apr 18   On this day in history henry Kendall, New South Wales Australia, poet (Bell Birds)  

Apr 19   Treaty of London constitutes Belgium an independent kingdom on this day in history.  

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

Apr 20   On this day in history carol I, King of Romania (1881-1914)  

Apr 20   On this day in history 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   In the year 1839 birth of carl Humann, German engineer (d. 1896)  

Jan 09   In the year 1839 birth of john Knowles Paine, Portland Maine, composer  

Jan 11   Eugenio Maria de Hostos, Puerto Rico, patriot/scholar was born on this day in history.  

Jan 14   On this day in history birth of emil Bohn, composer  

Jan 19   In the year 1839 birth of bohumil Pazdirek, composer  

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

Jan 25   In the year 1839 birth of seldon Connor, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1917  

Feb 01   On this day in history birth of james A Herne, [J Aherne], US playwright (Hearts of Oak)  

Famous Deaths In 1839

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 12   In the year 1839 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   On this day in history giuseppe Valadier, Italian architect/archaeologist, dies at 76  

Feb 07   On this day in history death of karl August Nicander, Swedish poet (b. 1799)  

Feb 15   In the year 1839 death of chevalier de Lorimier, Quebec notary (b. 1803)  

Mar 04   In the year 1839 ignace Antoine Ladurner, pianist/composer, dies at 72  

Mar 13   Robert Gallenberg, composer, dies at 55 in the year 1839.  

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

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