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Historical Events In 1840

Saturday, 21 September 2019

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

Feb 22   F August Bebel, German social-democrat in the year 1840.  

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

Feb 25   On this day in history alexis Hollander, composer  

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

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

Mar 02   Heinrich Olbers, German astronomer (comets & asteroids), dies at 81 in the year 1840.  

Mar 05   Constance Fenimore Woolson, NH, writer (Jupiter Lights) in the year 1840.  

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   Edmund Kirby Jr, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1863 in the year 1840.  

Mar 12   Friedrich Westenholz, composer, dies at 61 in the year 1840.  

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

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   Carli Zoeller, composer on this day in history.  

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

Mar 28   In the year 1840 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 in the year 1840.  

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

Apr 11   On this day in history john Conrad Nordqvist, composer  

Apr 12   Edmond Audran, composer in the year 1840.  

Apr 19   Andrea Bezzola, writer in the year 1840.  

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 in the year 1840.  

Apr 27   In the year 1840 edward Whymper, 1st to climb Matterhorn (1865)  

Apr 27   In the year 1840 foundation stone for new Palace of Westminster, London, laid by wife of Sir Charles Barry.  

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   In the year 1840 gottlob Benedikt Bierey, composer, dies at 67  

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] 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 in the year 1840.  

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

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   Ernest Roland Wilberforce, English bishop (d. 1907) was born in the year 1840.  

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   Fanny Burney, English novelist and diarist (b. 1752) died in the year 1840.  

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

Mar 02   Heinrich Olbers, German astronomer (comets & asteroids), dies at 81 in the year 1840.  

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

Mar 22   On this day in history 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   In the year 1840 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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