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Historical Events In 1840

Thursday, 23 May 2019

Feb 16   In the year 1840 american Charles Wilkes discovers Shackleton Ice Shelf, Antarctica  

Feb 22   On this day in history f August Bebel, German social-democrat  

Feb 23   Carl Menger, Austrian economist in the year 1840.  

Feb 25   Alexis Hollander, composer in the year 1840.  

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

Mar 01   In the year 1840 adolphe Thiers becomes prime minister of France.  

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

Mar 05   In the year 1840 constance Fenimore Woolson, NH, writer (Jupiter Lights)  

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

Mar 08   In the year 1840 franco Faccio, Italian composer/conductor  

Mar 11   On this day in history edmund Kirby Jr, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1863  

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

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

Mar 14   On this day in history jose Zorilla's "El Zapatero y el Rey," premieres in Madrid  

Mar 23   In the year 1840 draper takes 1st successful photo of the Moon (daguerrotype)  

Mar 26   In the year 1840 carli Zoeller, composer  

Mar 28   Mehemed Emin Pasja, German explorer/governor (Equatoria) on this day in history.  

Mar 28   On this day in history simon-Antoine-Jean Lhuillier, Swiss mathematician, dies at 89  

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

Mar 31   John Herbert Kelly, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1864 on this day in history.  

Apr 02   The birth of Emile Zola, French author on this day in history.  

Apr 11   John Conrad Nordqvist, composer in the year 1840.  

Apr 12   In the year 1840 edmond Audran, composer  

Apr 19   Andrea Bezzola, writer on this day in history.  

Apr 21   Franz Xaver Haberl, German priest/musicologist (Magister choralis) on this day in history.  

Apr 25   James Dearing, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1865 on this day in history.  

Apr 27   Edward Whymper, 1st to climb Matterhorn (1865) on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1840.  

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

May 05   Gottlob Benedikt Bierey, composer, dies at 67 in the year 1840.  

May 06   On this day in history 1st postage stamps (Penny Black) issued (Great Britain)  

May 06   The first postage stamps (Penny Black) issued (Great Britain) (try and buy it now!) on this day in history.  

May 07   In the year 1840 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   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 on this day in history.  

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

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

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

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

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   On this day in history death of johann Friedrich Blumenbach, German anthropologist (b. 1752)  

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

Mar 28   On this day in history simon-Antoine-Jean Lhuillier, Swiss mathematician, dies at 89  

Mar 30   On this day in history 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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