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Historical Events In 1840

Wednesday, 12 August 2020

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

Feb 22   In the year 1840 f August Bebel, German social-democrat  

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

Feb 25   In the year 1840 alexis Hollander, composer  

Feb 29   In the year 1840 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) on this day in history.  

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

Mar 08   In the year 1840 franco Faccio, Italian composer/conductor  

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

Mar 12   In the year 1840 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   On this day in history jose Zorilla's "El Zapatero y el Rey," premieres in Madrid  

Mar 23   Draper takes 1st successful photo of the Moon (daguerrotype) on this day in history.  

Mar 26   Carli Zoeller, composer in the year 1840.  

Mar 28   On this day in history mehemed Emin Pasja, German explorer/governor (Equatoria)  

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   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   On this day in history john Conrad Nordqvist, composer  

Apr 12   Edmond Audran, composer in the year 1840.  

Apr 19   Andrea Bezzola, writer on this day in history.  

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 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 in the year 1840.  

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 in the year 1840.  

May 05   In the year 1840 gottlob Benedikt Bierey, composer, dies at 67  

May 06   On this day in history 1st postage stamps (Penny Black) issued (Great Britain)  

May 06   The first postage stamps (Penny Black) issued (Great Britain) (try and buy it now!) on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 05   On this day in history birth of john Doby Kennedy, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1896  

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

Jan 18   On this day in history birth of austin Dobson, England, poet/critic/biographer  

Jan 18   Ernst Rudorff, composer was born in the year 1840.  

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   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 in the year 1840.  

Jan 22   Johann Friedrich Blumenbach, German anthropologist (b. 1752) died on this day in history.  

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

Mar 12   On this day in history 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 in the year 1840.  

Mar 30   In the year 1840 george (Beau) Brummell, Dandy, dies  

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

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