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Historical Events In 1840

Friday, 16 November 2018

Feb 16   In the year 1840 american Charles Wilkes discovers Shackleton Ice Shelf, Antarctica  

Feb 22   F August Bebel, German social-democrat on this day in history.  

Feb 23   Carl Menger, Austrian economist in the year 1840.  

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

Feb 29   In the year 1840 john Philip Holland, Liscannor Ireland, pioneer in submarine building  

Mar 01   On this day in history 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) in the year 1840.  

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   On this day in history edmund Kirby Jr, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1863  

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

Mar 14   José Zorilla's "El Zapatero y el Rey", premieres in Madrid on this day in history.  

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) in the year 1840.  

Mar 26   In the year 1840 carli Zoeller, composer  

Mar 28   In the year 1840 mehemed Emin Pasja, German explorer/governor (Equatoria)  

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  

Mar 31   In the year 1840 john Herbert Kelly, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1864  

Apr 02   In the year 1840 the birth of Emile Zola, French author  

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

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   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   In the year 1840 1st adhesive postage stamps ("Penny Blacks" from England) issued  

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!) in the year 1840.  

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   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   Austin Dobson, England, poet/critic/biographer was born on this day in history.  

Jan 18   In the year 1840 birth of ernst Rudorff, composer  

Jan 21   Sophia Louisa Jex-Blake, pioneer English woman physician was born in the year 1840.  

Jan 22   Ernest Roland Wilberforce, English bishop (d. 1907) was born in the year 1840.  

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   On this day in history death of fanny Burney, English novelist and diarist (b. 1752)  

Jan 22   On this day in history 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   In the year 1840 friedrich Westenholz, composer, dies at 61  

Mar 22   In the year 1840 death of Étienne Bobillier, French mathematician (b. 1798)  

Mar 28   On this day in history simon-Antoine-Jean Lhuillier, Swiss mathematician, dies at 89  

Mar 30   George (Beau) Brummell, Dandy, dies in the year 1840.  

Apr 19   Jean-Jacques Lartigue, Roman catholic bishop of Montreal (b. 1777) died in the year 1840.  

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