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Historical Events In 1840

Wednesday, 23 January 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   In the year 1840 carl Menger, Austrian economist  

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

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

Mar 01   On this day in history adolphe Thiers becomes prime minister of France.  

Mar 02   In the year 1840 heinrich Olbers, German astronomer (comets & asteroids), dies at 81  

Mar 05   In the year 1840 constance Fenimore Woolson, NH, writer (Jupiter Lights)  

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 on this day in history.  

Mar 12   On this day in history friedrich Westenholz, composer, dies at 61  

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

Mar 14   In the year 1840 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   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1840 the birth of Emile Zola, French author  

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

Apr 12   Edmond Audran, composer on this day in history.  

Apr 19   In the year 1840 andrea Bezzola, writer  

Apr 21   On this day in history franz Xaver Haberl, German priest/musicologist (Magister choralis)  

Apr 25   James Dearing, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1865 in the year 1840.  

Apr 27   On this day in history edward Whymper, 1st to climb Matterhorn (1865)  

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 on this day in history.  

May 05   Gottlob Benedikt Bierey, composer, dies at 67 on this day in history.  

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

May 06   The first postage stamps (Penny Black) issued (Great Britain) (try and buy it now!) in the year 1840.  

May 07   In the year 1840 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 in the year 1840.  

Jan 05   In the year 1840 birth of john Doby Kennedy, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1896  

Jan 10   On this day in history birth of louis Nazaire Bégin, French Canadian archbishop and cardinal (d. 1925)  

Jan 18   In the year 1840 birth of austin Dobson, England, poet/critic/biographer  

Jan 18   On this day in history birth of ernst Rudorff, composer  

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   In the year 1840 death of fanny Burney, English novelist and diarist (b. 1752)  

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 on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1840.  

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

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