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Historical Events In 1840

Sunday, 31 May 2020

May 07   On this day in history the birth of Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Russian composer  

May 07   The birth of Peter Tchaikovsky, Russian composer in the year 1840.  

May 07   On this day in history tornado strikes Natchez Miss, kills 317  

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

May 08   In the year 1840 alexander Wolcott patents Photographic Process  

May 11   Filippo Capocci, composer on this day in history.  

May 13   On this day in history alphonse Daudet, writer  

May 17   Niccolo Paganini, composer, dies at 57 on this day in history.  

May 20   In the year 1840 york Minster was badly damaged by fire  

May 21   On this day in history new Zealand became a British colony  

May 21   NZ became a British colony in the year 1840.  

May 22   The transporting of British convicts to the New South Wales colony is abolished in the year 1840.  

May 24   On this day in history frederick Walker, painter  

May 27   In the year 1840 niccolo Paganini, composer/violinist, dies at 57  

May 29   Hans Makart, Austrian painter (Plague in Florenz) in the year 1840.  

May 30   Dominique J de Eerens, gov-gen of Dutch-Indies, dies at 59 in the year 1840.  

Jun 02   The birth of Thomas Hardy, English novelist and poet on this day in history.  

Jun 02   On this day in history thomas Hardy, England, poet/novelist (Far from the Madding Crowd)  

Jun 03   Eugeen van Oye, Flemish writer/poet (Morning Twilight) in the year 1840.  

Jun 06   In the year 1840 john Stainer, composer  

Jun 07   Charlotte MAAVCL, princess of Belgium/Emperor of Mexico (1864-67) in the year 1840.  

Jun 07   Frederik Willem III, King of Prussia (1797-1840), dies at 69 in the year 1840.  

Jun 10   On this day in history the birth of Henry Morton Stanley, US journalist and explorer  

Jun 10   On this day in history thomas Fentress Toon, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1902  

Jun 11   Henri Braekeleer, Flemish painter/etser on this day in history.  

Jun 12   Meteorite hits Uden, Netherlands in the year 1840.  

Jun 19   On this day in history john Cockerill, English/Belgian industrial/orangist, dies at 50  

Jun 20   Samuel Morse patents his telegraph on this day in history.  

Jun 22   Ernest Debes, German cartographer (Baedeker) in the year 1840.  

Jun 24   Louis Brassin, composer on this day in history.  

Jun 25   Leopold count of Limburg Stirum, Dutch general/politician, dies at 82 on this day in history.  

Jun 29   Lucien Bonaparte, prince of Canino/Musignano, dies at 65 on this day in history.  

Jul 01   Robert S Ball, Irish mathematician/astronomer in the year 1840.  

Jul 04   James McGranahan, composer on this day in history.  

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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 on this day in history.  

Jan 05   On this day in history 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 in the year 1840.  

Jan 18   In the year 1840 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   On this day in history death of fanny Burney, English novelist and diarist (b. 1752)  

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 in the year 1840.  

Mar 12   Friedrich Westenholz, composer, dies at 61 in the year 1840.  

Mar 22   In the year 1840 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   Jean-Jacques Lartigue, Roman catholic bishop of Montreal (b. 1777) died in the year 1840.  

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