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Historical Events In 1840

Monday, 21 October 2019

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

Jan 03   1st deep sea sounding in the year 1840.  

Jan 03   In the year 1840 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   In the year 1840 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   The steamship Lexington burns and sinks four miles off the coast of Long Island with the loss of 139 lives on this day in history.  

Jan 18   On this day in history austin Dobson, England, poet/critic/biographer  

Jan 18   Electro-Magnetic Intelligencer, 1st US electrical journal, appears on this day in history.  

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

Jan 19   On this day in history antarctica discovered, Charles Wilkes expedition (US claim)  

Jan 19   LT Charles Wilkes, USN is first American to discover Antarctic coast in the year 1840.  

Jan 20   In the year 1840 dumont D'Urville discovers Adélie Land, Antarctica  

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

Jan 20   Dutch King Willem II crowned in the year 1840.  

Jan 21   In the year 1840 sophia Louisa Jex-Blake, pioneer English woman physician  

Jan 22   On this day in history british colonists reach New Zealand.  

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

Jan 23   On this day in history ernst Abbe, Germany, physicist (Carl Zeiss Optics Company)  

Feb 01   Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, 1st in US, incorporated on this day in history.  

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

Feb 02   In the year 1840 louis Bourgault-Ducoudray, composer  

Feb 05   In the year 1840 hiram Stevens Maxim, inventor (automatic single-barrel rifle)  

Feb 05   On this day in history the birth of John Dunlop, Scottish inventor of pneumatic bicycle tire  

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

Feb 06   Waitangi Day; treaty signed between Britain & Maoris of NZ on this day in history.  

Feb 10   British queen Victoria marries her cousin Albert von Saksen-Coburg on this day in history.  

Feb 10   In the year 1840 queen Victoria of England marries Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha.  

Feb 11   In the year 1840 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   Housatonic Railroad opens in the year 1840.  

Feb 13   Georg Jacobi, composer in the year 1840.  

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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 on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 18   In the year 1840 birth of ernst Rudorff, composer  

Jan 21   Sophia Louisa Jex-Blake, pioneer English woman physician was born on this day in history.  

Jan 22   On this day in history birth of ernest Roland Wilberforce, English bishop (d. 1907)  

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   Fanny Burney, English novelist and diarist (b. 1752) died on this day in history.  

Jan 22   On this day in history 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   Friedrich Westenholz, composer, dies at 61 in the year 1840.  

Mar 22   In the year 1840 death of Étienne Bobillier, French mathematician (b. 1798)  

Mar 28   Simon-Antoine-Jean Lhuillier, Swiss mathematician, dies at 89 in the year 1840.  

Mar 30   George (Beau) Brummell, Dandy, dies on this day in history.  

Apr 19   In the year 1840 death of jean-Jacques Lartigue, Roman catholic bishop of Montreal (b. 1777)  

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