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Historical Events In 1840

Sunday, 31 May 2020

Feb 16   American Charles Wilkes discovers Shackleton Ice Shelf, Antarctica on this day in history.  

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

Feb 23   In the year 1840 carl Menger, Austrian economist  

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

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 on this day in history.  

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

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

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

Mar 08   Franco Faccio, Italian composer/conductor on this day in history.  

Mar 11   In the year 1840 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   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   In the year 1840 carli Zoeller, composer  

Mar 28   Mehemed Emin Pasja, German explorer/governor (Equatoria) in the year 1840.  

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   John Herbert Kelly, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1864 in the year 1840.  

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

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

Apr 12   On this day in history edmond Audran, composer  

Apr 19   Andrea Bezzola, writer in the year 1840.  

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 on this day in history.  

Apr 27   Edward Whymper, 1st to climb Matterhorn (1865) on this day in history.  

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

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

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   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] in the year 1840.  

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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   In the year 1840 birth of john Doby Kennedy, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1896  

Jan 10   In the year 1840 birth of louis Nazaire Bégin, French Canadian archbishop and cardinal (d. 1925)  

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   Sophia Louisa Jex-Blake, pioneer English woman physician was born on this day in history.  

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 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   Étienne Bobillier, French mathematician (b. 1798) died in the year 1840.  

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   Jean-Jacques Lartigue, Roman catholic bishop of Montreal (b. 1777) died in the year 1840.  

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