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Historical Events In 1840

Thursday, 25 February 2021

Jan 01   1st recorded bowling match in US, Knickerbocker Alleys, NYC in the year 1840.  

Jan 03   On this day in history 1st deep sea sounding  

Jan 03   On this day in history father Joseph Damien de Veuster, Belgium, helped lepers in Hawaii  

Jan 03   The first deep sea sounding is recorded in the year 1840.  

Jan 05   On this day in history john Doby Kennedy, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1896  

Jan 05   In the year 1840 records show 95,820 licensed public houses in England on this date  

Jan 10   On this day in history penny Post mail system is starts  

Jan 10   Penny Post mail system started in the year 1840.  

Jan 13   In the year 1840 the steamship Lexington burns and sinks four miles off the coast of Long Island with the loss of 139 lives.  

Jan 18   Austin Dobson, England, poet/critic/biographer on this day in history.  

Jan 18   Electro-Magnetic Intelligencer, 1st US electrical journal, appears in the year 1840.  

Jan 18   In the year 1840 electro-Magnetic Intelligencer, first US electrical journal, appears  

Jan 19   Antarctica discovered, Charles Wilkes expedition (US claim) in the year 1840.  

Jan 19   LT Charles Wilkes, USN is first American to discover Antarctic coast on this day in history.  

Jan 20   Dumont D'Urville discovers Adélie Land, Antarctica on this day in history.  

Jan 20   Dumont D'Urville discovers Adélie Land, Antarctica in the year 1840.  

Jan 20   In the year 1840 dutch King Willem II crowned  

Jan 21   On this day in history sophia Louisa Jex-Blake, pioneer English woman physician  

Jan 22   In the year 1840 british colonists reach New Zealand.  

Jan 22   The first British colonists arrive at Port Nicholson, New Zealand on this day in history.  

Jan 23   Ernst Abbe, Germany, physicist (Carl Zeiss Optics Company) in the year 1840.  

Feb 01   On this day in history baltimore College of Dental Surgery, 1st in US, incorporated  

Feb 01   The first U.S. college of Dentistry is chartered in Baltimore, MD on this day in history.  

Feb 02   On this day in history louis Bourgault-Ducoudray, composer  

Feb 05   On this day in history hiram Stevens Maxim, inventor (automatic single-barrel rifle)  

Feb 05   In the year 1840 the birth of John Dunlop, Scottish inventor of pneumatic bicycle tire  

Feb 06   Waitangi Day; treaty signed between Britain & Maoris of New Zealand in the year 1840.  

Feb 06   In the year 1840 waitangi Day; treaty signed between Britain & Maoris of NZ  

Feb 10   In the year 1840 british queen Victoria marries her cousin Albert von Saksen-Coburg  

Feb 10   Queen Victoria of England marries Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha on this day in history.  

Feb 11   On this day in history gaetano Donizetti's Opera "La Fille du Regiment," premieres in Paris  

Feb 11   In the year 1840 sanuel Dana Greene, Lt Cmdr (Union Navy), died in 1884  

Feb 12   In the year 1840 housatonic Railroad opens  

Feb 13   On this day in history georg Jacobi, composer  

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Famous Birthdays In 1840

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 03   Father Joseph Damien de Veuster, Belgium, helped lepers in Hawaii was born in the year 1840.  

Jan 05   In the year 1840 birth of john Doby Kennedy, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1896  

Jan 10   In the year 1840 birth of louis Nazaire Bégin, French Canadian archbishop and cardinal (d. 1925)  

Jan 18   Austin Dobson, England, poet/critic/biographer was born in the year 1840.  

Jan 18   On this day in history birth of ernst Rudorff, composer  

Jan 21   Sophia Louisa Jex-Blake, pioneer English woman physician was born in the year 1840.  

Jan 22   Ernest Roland Wilberforce, English bishop (d. 1907) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 23   Ernst Abbe, Germany, physicist (Carl Zeiss Optics Company) was born in the year 1840.  

Famous Deaths In 1840

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 06   On this day in history death of fanny Burney, English novelist and diarist (b. 1752)  

Jan 22   In the year 1840 death of johann Friedrich Blumenbach, German anthropologist (b. 1752)  

Mar 02   In the year 1840 heinrich Olbers, German astronomer (comets & asteroids), dies at 81  

Mar 12   On this day in history friedrich Westenholz, composer, dies at 61  

Mar 22   Étienne Bobillier, French mathematician (b. 1798) died on this day in history.  

Mar 28   In the year 1840 simon-Antoine-Jean Lhuillier, Swiss mathematician, dies at 89  

Mar 30   George (Beau) Brummell, Dandy, dies in the year 1840.  

Apr 19   Jean-Jacques Lartigue, Roman catholic bishop of Montreal (b. 1777) died in the year 1840.  

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