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Historical Events In 1840

Thursday, 17 January 2019

May 07   The birth of Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Russian composer on this day in history.  

May 07   The birth of Peter Tchaikovsky, Russian composer on this day in history.  

May 07   In the year 1840 tornado strikes Natchez Miss, kills 317  

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

May 08   Alexander Wolcott patents Photographic Process on this day in history.  

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

May 13   Alphonse Daudet, writer in the year 1840.  

May 17   On this day in history niccolo Paganini, composer, dies at 57  

May 20   York Minster was badly damaged by fire in the year 1840.  

May 21   In the year 1840 new Zealand became a British colony  

May 21   On this day in history nZ became a British colony  

May 22   On this day in history the transporting of British convicts to the New South Wales colony is abolished.  

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   On this day in history hans Makart, Austrian painter (Plague in Florenz)  

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   In the year 1840 thomas Hardy, England, poet/novelist (Far from the Madding Crowd)  

Jun 03   On this day in history eugeen van Oye, Flemish writer/poet (Morning Twilight)  

Jun 06   John Stainer, composer in the year 1840.  

Jun 07   In the year 1840 charlotte MAAVCL, princess of Belgium/Emperor of Mexico (1864-67)  

Jun 07   In the year 1840 frederik Willem III, King of Prussia (1797-1840), dies at 69  

Jun 10   The birth of Henry Morton Stanley, US journalist and explorer on this day in history.  

Jun 10   Thomas Fentress Toon, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1902 on this day in history.  

Jun 11   On this day in history henri Braekeleer, Flemish painter/etser  

Jun 12   In the year 1840 meteorite hits Uden, Netherlands  

Jun 19   John Cockerill, English/Belgian industrial/orangist, dies at 50 on this day in history.  

Jun 20   On this day in history samuel Morse patents his telegraph  

Jun 22   Ernest Debes, German cartographer (Baedeker) on this day in history.  

Jun 24   In the year 1840 louis Brassin, composer  

Jun 25   Leopold count of Limburg Stirum, Dutch general/politician, dies at 82 in the year 1840.  

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

Jul 01   Robert S Ball, Irish mathematician/astronomer on this day in history.  

Jul 04   James McGranahan, composer 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   John Doby Kennedy, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1896 was born on this day in history.  

Jan 10   In the year 1840 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   On this day in history birth of ernst Rudorff, composer  

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 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   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   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 on this day in history.  

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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