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Historical Events In 1840

Thursday, 05 December 2019

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

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

Feb 23   In the year 1840 carl Menger, Austrian economist  

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

Feb 29   In the year 1840 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   Heinrich Olbers, German astronomer (comets & asteroids), dies at 81 in the year 1840.  

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

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   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   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 on this day in history.  

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

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

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

Mar 28   Simon-Antoine-Jean Lhuillier, Swiss mathematician, dies at 89 in the year 1840.  

Mar 30   On this day in history george (Beau) Brummell, Dandy, dies  

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   John Conrad Nordqvist, composer on this day in history.  

Apr 12   Edmond Audran, composer in the year 1840.  

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   In the year 1840 edward Whymper, 1st to climb Matterhorn (1865)  

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

May 01   In the year 1840 1st adhesive postage stamps ("Penny Blacks" from England) issued  

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

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   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   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   Louis Nazaire Bégin, 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   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   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 on this day in history.  

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

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

Mar 22   On this day in history death of Étienne Bobillier, French mathematician (b. 1798)  

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  

Apr 19   On this day in history death of jean-Jacques Lartigue, Roman catholic bishop of Montreal (b. 1777)  

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