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Historical Events In 1840

Sunday, 09 August 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 on this day in history.  

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

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 on this day in history.  

May 13   Alphonse Daudet, writer in the year 1840.  

May 17   In the year 1840 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   In the year 1840 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   In the year 1840 frederick Walker, painter  

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

May 29   In the year 1840 hans Makart, Austrian painter (Plague in Florenz)  

May 30   In the year 1840 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) on this day in history.  

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

Jun 06   John Stainer, composer on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1840.  

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

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

Jun 24   In the year 1840 louis Brassin, composer  

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 in the year 1840.  

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

Jan 18   In the year 1840 birth of austin Dobson, England, poet/critic/biographer  

Jan 18   In the year 1840 birth of ernst Rudorff, composer  

Jan 21   Sophia Louisa Jex-Blake, pioneer English woman physician was born in the year 1840.  

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   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   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 on this day in history.  

Mar 30   On this day in history 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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