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Historical Events In 1840

Saturday, 23 January 2021

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

Mar 07   In the year 1840 tornado strikes Natchez MS, kills 317  

Mar 08   On this day in history 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   Jose Zorilla's "El Zapatero y el Rey," premieres in Madrid in the year 1840.  

Mar 23   Draper takes 1st successful photo of the Moon (daguerrotype) in the year 1840.  

Mar 26   Carli Zoeller, composer on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history george (Beau) Brummell, Dandy, dies  

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

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

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

Apr 12   On this day in history edmond Audran, composer  

Apr 19   In the year 1840 andrea Bezzola, writer  

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

Apr 25   On this day in history james Dearing, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1865  

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 on this day in history.  

May 01   On this day in history 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   Peter Il'yich Tchaikovsky, Votkinsk Rus, composer (1812 Overture) [NS] on this day in history.  

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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 on this day in history.  

Jan 10   In the year 1840 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   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

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

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