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Historical Events In 1840

Saturday, 20 July 2019

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

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

Feb 23   In the year 1840 carl Menger, Austrian economist  

Feb 25   In the year 1840 alexis Hollander, composer  

Feb 29   John Philip Holland, Liscannor Ireland, pioneer in submarine building on this day in history.  

Mar 01   On this day in history adolphe Thiers becomes prime minister of France.  

Mar 02   Heinrich Olbers, German astronomer (comets & asteroids), dies at 81 on this day in history.  

Mar 05   Constance Fenimore Woolson, NH, writer (Jupiter Lights) on this day in history.  

Mar 07   On this day in history tornado strikes Natchez MS, kills 317  

Mar 08   Franco Faccio, Italian composer/conductor on this day in history.  

Mar 11   In the year 1840 edmund Kirby Jr, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1863  

Mar 12   Friedrich Westenholz, composer, dies at 61 on this day in history.  

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

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

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   On this day in history mehemed Emin Pasja, German explorer/governor (Equatoria)  

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   In the year 1840 john Herbert Kelly, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1864  

Apr 02   The birth of Emile Zola, French author in the year 1840.  

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

Apr 12   On this day in history edmond Audran, composer  

Apr 19   Andrea Bezzola, writer in the year 1840.  

Apr 21   On this day in history franz Xaver Haberl, German priest/musicologist (Magister choralis)  

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

Apr 27   In the year 1840 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 in the year 1840.  

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

May 05   Gottlob Benedikt Bierey, composer, dies at 67 on this day in history.  

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

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

May 07   Peter Il'yich Tchaikovsky, Votkinsk Rus, composer (1812 Overture) [NS] 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   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   On this day in history birth of ernest Roland Wilberforce, English bishop (d. 1907)  

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

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   In the year 1840 death of johann Friedrich Blumenbach, German anthropologist (b. 1752)  

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

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

Mar 22   Étienne Bobillier, French mathematician (b. 1798) died in the year 1840.  

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

Mar 30   George (Beau) Brummell, Dandy, dies in the year 1840.  

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

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