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Historical Events In 1840

Wednesday, 14 April 2021

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

Feb 22   On this day in history f August Bebel, German social-democrat  

Feb 23   In the year 1840 carl Menger, Austrian economist  

Feb 25   Alexis Hollander, composer in the year 1840.  

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   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   On this day in history franco Faccio, Italian composer/conductor  

Mar 11   Edmund Kirby Jr, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1863 on this day in history.  

Mar 12   Friedrich Westenholz, composer, dies at 61 on this day in history.  

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   Carli Zoeller, composer in the year 1840.  

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

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.  

Mar 31   On this day in history 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   In the year 1840 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   In the year 1840 franz Xaver Haberl, German priest/musicologist (Magister choralis)  

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   Foundation stone for new Palace of Westminster, London, laid by wife of Sir Charles Barry on this day in history.  

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

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

Jan 21   Sophia Louisa Jex-Blake, pioneer English woman physician was born on this day in history.  

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

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

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   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   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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