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Historical Events In 1840

Saturday, 25 May 2019

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

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

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

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

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

May 11   On this day in history filippo Capocci, composer  

May 13   Alphonse Daudet, writer in the year 1840.  

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

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

May 21   New Zealand became a British colony in the year 1840.  

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   On this day in history 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   On this day in history the birth of Thomas Hardy, English novelist and poet  

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

Jun 03   In the year 1840 eugeen van Oye, Flemish writer/poet (Morning Twilight)  

Jun 06   John Stainer, composer in the year 1840.  

Jun 07   On this day in history charlotte MAAVCL, princess of Belgium/Emperor of Mexico (1864-67)  

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

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 in the year 1840.  

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

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

Jun 19   John Cockerill, English/Belgian industrial/orangist, dies at 50 in the year 1840.  

Jun 20   Samuel Morse patents his telegraph in the year 1840.  

Jun 22   On this day in history ernest Debes, German cartographer (Baedeker)  

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

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

Jun 29   In the year 1840 lucien Bonaparte, prince of Canino/Musignano, dies at 65  

Jul 01   On this day in history robert S Ball, Irish mathematician/astronomer  

Jul 04   In the year 1840 james McGranahan, composer  

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Famous Birthdays In 1840

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of father Joseph Damien de Veuster, Belgium, helped lepers in Hawaii  

Jan 05   In the year 1840 birth of john Doby Kennedy, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1896  

Jan 10   Louis Nazaire Bégin, French Canadian archbishop and cardinal (d. 1925) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 18   On this day in history birth of austin Dobson, England, poet/critic/biographer  

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   Ernest Roland Wilberforce, English bishop (d. 1907) was born on this day in history.  

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   Johann Friedrich Blumenbach, German anthropologist (b. 1752) died in the year 1840.  

Mar 02   On this day in history heinrich Olbers, German astronomer (comets & asteroids), dies at 81  

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

Mar 22   Étienne Bobillier, French mathematician (b. 1798) died in the year 1840.  

Mar 28   Simon-Antoine-Jean Lhuillier, Swiss mathematician, dies at 89 on this day in history.  

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

Apr 19   On this day in history death of jean-Jacques Lartigue, Roman catholic bishop of Montreal (b. 1777)  

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