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Historical Events In 1840

Saturday, 28 November 2020

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

May 07   In the year 1840 the birth of Peter Tchaikovsky, Russian composer  

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

May 07   Tornado strikes Natchez MS, kills 317 on this day in history.  

May 08   In the year 1840 alexander Wolcott patents Photographic Process  

May 11   Filippo Capocci, composer in the year 1840.  

May 13   Alphonse Daudet, writer on this day in history.  

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

May 20   On this day in history york Minster was badly damaged by fire  

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

May 21   In the year 1840 nZ became a British colony  

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

May 24   On this day in history frederick Walker, painter  

May 27   On this day in history niccolo Paganini, composer/violinist, dies at 57  

May 29   On this day in history hans Makart, Austrian painter (Plague in Florenz)  

May 30   On this day in history dominique J de Eerens, gov-gen of Dutch-Indies, dies at 59  

Jun 02   The birth of Thomas Hardy, English novelist and poet in the year 1840.  

Jun 02   Thomas Hardy, England, poet/novelist (Far from the Madding Crowd) in the year 1840.  

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

Jun 07   On this day in history frederik Willem III, King of Prussia (1797-1840), dies at 69  

Jun 10   In the year 1840 the birth of Henry Morton Stanley, US journalist and explorer  

Jun 10   Thomas Fentress Toon, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1902 in the year 1840.  

Jun 11   In the year 1840 henri Braekeleer, Flemish painter/etser  

Jun 12   In the year 1840 meteorite hits Uden, Netherlands  

Jun 19   In the year 1840 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) on this day in history.  

Jun 24   On this day in history louis Brassin, composer  

Jun 25   On this day in history leopold count of Limburg Stirum, Dutch general/politician, dies at 82  

Jun 29   Lucien Bonaparte, prince of Canino/Musignano, dies at 65 in the year 1840.  

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

Jul 04   On this day in history james McGranahan, composer  

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Famous Birthdays In 1840

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 03   In the year 1840 birth of father Joseph Damien de Veuster, Belgium, helped lepers in Hawaii  

Jan 05   John Doby Kennedy, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1896 was born in the year 1840.  

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

Jan 18   On this day in history 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   On this day in history birth of ernest Roland Wilberforce, English bishop (d. 1907)  

Jan 23   Ernst Abbe, Germany, physicist (Carl Zeiss Optics Company) was born in the year 1840.  

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 on this day in history.  

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

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   Jean-Jacques Lartigue, Roman catholic bishop of Montreal (b. 1777) died on this day in history.  

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