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Historical Events In 1840

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

Jan 03   In the year 1840 1st deep sea sounding  

Jan 03   In the year 1840 father Joseph Damien de Veuster, Belgium, helped lepers in Hawaii  

Jan 03   In the year 1840 the first deep sea sounding is recorded  

Jan 05   John Doby Kennedy, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1896 on this day in history.  

Jan 05   Records show 95,820 licensed public houses in England on this date on this day in history.  

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   Austin Dobson, England, poet/critic/biographer in the year 1840.  

Jan 18   On this day in history electro-Magnetic Intelligencer, 1st US electrical journal, appears  

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

Jan 19   In the year 1840 antarctica discovered, Charles Wilkes expedition (US claim)  

Jan 19   In the year 1840 lT Charles Wilkes, USN is first American to discover Antarctic coast  

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

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

Jan 20   On this day in history dutch King Willem II crowned  

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

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

Jan 22   In the year 1840 the first British colonists arrive at Port Nicholson, New Zealand.  

Jan 23   In the year 1840 ernst Abbe, Germany, physicist (Carl Zeiss Optics Company)  

Feb 01   Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, 1st in US, incorporated in the year 1840.  

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

Feb 02   Louis Bourgault-Ducoudray, composer in the year 1840.  

Feb 05   Hiram Stevens Maxim, inventor (automatic single-barrel rifle) in the year 1840.  

Feb 05   The birth of John Dunlop, Scottish inventor of pneumatic bicycle tire on this day in history.  

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

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

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

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

Feb 11   Gaetano Donizetti's Opera "La Fille du Regiment," premieres in Paris on this day in history.  

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

Feb 12   Housatonic Railroad opens on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1840.  

Jan 05   John Doby Kennedy, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1896 was born on this day in history.  

Jan 10   On this day in history birth of louis Nazaire Bégin, French Canadian archbishop and cardinal (d. 1925)  

Jan 18   In the year 1840 birth of austin Dobson, England, poet/critic/biographer  

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

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

Jan 22   Ernest Roland Wilberforce, English bishop (d. 1907) was born in the year 1840.  

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 in the year 1840.  

Jan 22   Johann Friedrich Blumenbach, German anthropologist (b. 1752) died on this day in history.  

Mar 02   Heinrich Olbers, German astronomer (comets & asteroids), dies at 81 in the year 1840.  

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

Mar 30   In the year 1840 george (Beau) Brummell, Dandy, dies  

Apr 19   Jean-Jacques Lartigue, Roman catholic bishop of Montreal (b. 1777) died on this day in history.  

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