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Historical Events In 1840

Tuesday, 11 May 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   Father Joseph Damien de Veuster, Belgium, helped lepers in Hawaii on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history records show 95,820 licensed public houses in England on this date  

Jan 10   In the year 1840 penny Post mail system is starts  

Jan 10   On this day in history penny Post mail system started  

Jan 13   On this day in history the steamship Lexington burns and sinks four miles off the coast of Long Island with the loss of 139 lives.  

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

Jan 18   In the year 1840 electro-Magnetic Intelligencer, 1st US electrical journal, appears  

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

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

Jan 20   On this day in history dumont D'Urville discovers Adélie Land, Antarctica  

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   British colonists reach New Zealand in the year 1840.  

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

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

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

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

Feb 05   The birth of John Dunlop, Scottish inventor of pneumatic bicycle tire in the year 1840.  

Feb 06   On this day in history 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 in the year 1840.  

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

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   In the year 1840 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   John Doby Kennedy, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1896 was born in the year 1840.  

Jan 10   Louis Nazaire Bégin, French Canadian archbishop and cardinal (d. 1925) was born in the year 1840.  

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

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

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

Famous Deaths In 1840

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 06   In the year 1840 death of fanny Burney, English novelist and diarist (b. 1752)  

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 on this day in history.  

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

Mar 22   On this day in history death of Étienne Bobillier, French mathematician (b. 1798)  

Mar 28   Simon-Antoine-Jean Lhuillier, Swiss mathematician, dies at 89 on this day in history.  

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

Apr 19   On this day in history death of jean-Jacques Lartigue, Roman catholic bishop of Montreal (b. 1777)  

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