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Historical Events In 1840

Saturday, 23 March 2019

Feb 16   American Charles Wilkes discovers Shackleton Ice Shelf, Antarctica in the year 1840.  

Feb 22   F August Bebel, German social-democrat on this day in history.  

Feb 23   Carl Menger, Austrian economist on this day in history.  

Feb 25   In the year 1840 alexis Hollander, composer  

Feb 29   On this day in history john Philip Holland, Liscannor Ireland, pioneer in submarine building  

Mar 01   Adolphe Thiers becomes prime minister of France on this day in history.  

Mar 02   On this day in history heinrich Olbers, German astronomer (comets & asteroids), dies at 81  

Mar 05   On this day in history constance Fenimore Woolson, NH, writer (Jupiter Lights)  

Mar 07   Tornado strikes Natchez MS, kills 317 on this day in history.  

Mar 08   On this day in history franco Faccio, Italian composer/conductor  

Mar 11   Edmund Kirby Jr, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1863 on this day in history.  

Mar 12   In the year 1840 friedrich Westenholz, composer, dies at 61  

Mar 14   In the year 1840 josé Zorilla's "El Zapatero y el Rey", premieres in Madrid  

Mar 14   Jose Zorilla's "El Zapatero y el Rey," premieres in Madrid on this day in history.  

Mar 23   On this day in history draper takes 1st successful photo of the Moon (daguerrotype)  

Mar 26   On this day in history carli Zoeller, composer  

Mar 28   In the year 1840 mehemed Emin Pasja, German explorer/governor (Equatoria)  

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

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

Mar 31   On this day in history john Herbert Kelly, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1864  

Apr 02   On this day in history the birth of Emile Zola, French author  

Apr 11   In the year 1840 john Conrad Nordqvist, composer  

Apr 12   In the year 1840 edmond Audran, composer  

Apr 19   In the year 1840 andrea Bezzola, writer  

Apr 21   Franz Xaver Haberl, German priest/musicologist (Magister choralis) in the year 1840.  

Apr 25   James Dearing, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1865 in the year 1840.  

Apr 27   On this day in history edward Whymper, 1st to climb Matterhorn (1865)  

Apr 27   On this day in history foundation stone for new Palace of Westminster, London, laid by wife of Sir Charles Barry.  

May 01   1st adhesive postage stamps ("Penny Blacks" from England) issued on this day in history.  

May 01   In the year 1840 the first adhesive postage stamps ("Penny Blacks" from England) issued  

May 05   On this day in history gottlob Benedikt Bierey, composer, dies at 67  

May 06   In the year 1840 1st postage stamps (Penny Black) issued (Great Britain)  

May 06   The first postage stamps (Penny Black) issued (Great Britain) (try and buy it now!) in the year 1840.  

May 07   On this day in history peter Il'yich Tchaikovsky, Votkinsk Rus, composer (1812 Overture) [NS]  

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Famous Birthdays In 1840

Famous People Born In This Year In History

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

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

Jan 10   Louis Nazaire Bégin, French Canadian archbishop and cardinal (d. 1925) was born on this day in history.  

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

Jan 18   Ernst Rudorff, composer was born on this day in history.  

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

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

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

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