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Historical Events In 1840

Thursday, 26 May 2022

Feb 16   On this day in history american Charles Wilkes discovers Shackleton Ice Shelf, Antarctica  

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

Feb 23   On this day in history carl Menger, Austrian economist  

Feb 25   Alexis Hollander, composer on this day in history.  

Feb 29   John Philip Holland, Liscannor Ireland, pioneer in submarine building in the year 1840.  

Mar 01   Adolphe Thiers becomes prime minister of France in the year 1840.  

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

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

Mar 07   Tornado strikes Natchez MS, kills 317 in the year 1840.  

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

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

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

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

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

Mar 30   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

Apr 21   In the year 1840 franz Xaver Haberl, German priest/musicologist (Magister choralis)  

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) in the year 1840.  

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

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

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   1st postage stamps (Penny Black) issued (Great Britain) on this day in history.  

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   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 on this day in history.  

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

Jan 18   Austin Dobson, England, poet/critic/biographer was born in the year 1840.  

Jan 18   In the year 1840 birth of ernst Rudorff, composer  

Jan 21   In the year 1840 birth of sophia Louisa Jex-Blake, pioneer English woman physician  

Jan 22   In the year 1840 birth of ernest Roland Wilberforce, English bishop (d. 1907)  

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   Fanny Burney, English novelist and diarist (b. 1752) died on this day in history.  

Jan 22   Johann Friedrich Blumenbach, German anthropologist (b. 1752) died in the year 1840.  

Mar 02   On this day in history 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 √Čtienne Bobillier, French mathematician (b. 1798)  

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

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