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Historical Events In 1840

Saturday, 25 January 2020

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   Carl Menger, Austrian economist in the year 1840.  

Feb 25   In the year 1840 alexis Hollander, composer  

Feb 29   John Philip Holland, Liscannor Ireland, pioneer in submarine building on this day in history.  

Mar 01   In the year 1840 adolphe Thiers becomes prime minister of France.  

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   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   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) on this day in history.  

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   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   In the year 1840 john Herbert Kelly, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1864  

Apr 02   The birth of Emile Zola, French author in the year 1840.  

Apr 11   John Conrad Nordqvist, composer on this day in history.  

Apr 12   Edmond Audran, composer in the year 1840.  

Apr 19   On this day in history andrea Bezzola, writer  

Apr 21   Franz Xaver Haberl, German priest/musicologist (Magister choralis) on this day in history.  

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

Apr 27   Edward Whymper, 1st to climb Matterhorn (1865) in the year 1840.  

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   Gottlob Benedikt Bierey, composer, dies at 67 in the year 1840.  

May 06   On this day in history 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   In the year 1840 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   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 on this day in history.  

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

Jan 22   Ernest Roland Wilberforce, English bishop (d. 1907) was born on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 22   In the year 1840 death of johann Friedrich Blumenbach, German anthropologist (b. 1752)  

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

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   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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