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Historical Events In 1840

Wednesday, 20 October 2021

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   Tornado strikes Natchez Miss, kills 317 on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

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

May 20   York Minster was badly damaged by fire on this day in history.  

May 21   New Zealand became a British colony on this day in history.  

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   Niccolo Paganini, composer/violinist, dies at 57 on this day in history.  

May 29   Hans Makart, Austrian painter (Plague in Florenz) on this day in history.  

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   Eugeen van Oye, Flemish writer/poet (Morning Twilight) on this day in history.  

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   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   Henri Braekeleer, Flemish painter/etser in the year 1840.  

Jun 12   Meteorite hits Uden, Netherlands on this day in history.  

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

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   On this day in history louis Brassin, composer  

Jun 25   In the year 1840 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   In the year 1840 robert S Ball, Irish mathematician/astronomer  

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

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

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

Jan 18   Ernst Rudorff, composer was born on this day in history.  

Jan 21   Sophia Louisa Jex-Blake, pioneer English woman physician was born on this day in history.  

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   Fanny Burney, English novelist and diarist (b. 1752) died on this day in history.  

Jan 22   On this day in history death of johann Friedrich Blumenbach, German anthropologist (b. 1752)  

Mar 02   In the year 1840 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 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 in the year 1840.  

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