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Historical Events In 1840

Tuesday, 09 August 2022

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 on this day in history.  

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

May 08   In the year 1840 alexander Wolcott patents Photographic Process  

May 11   In the year 1840 filippo Capocci, composer  

May 13   On this day in history alphonse Daudet, writer  

May 17   Niccolo Paganini, composer, dies at 57 in the year 1840.  

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

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

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

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

May 24   Frederick Walker, painter on this day in history.  

May 27   Niccolo Paganini, composer/violinist, dies at 57 in the year 1840.  

May 29   In the year 1840 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 on this day in history.  

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

Jun 03   Eugeen van Oye, Flemish writer/poet (Morning Twilight) in the year 1840.  

Jun 06   On this day in history john Stainer, composer  

Jun 07   Charlotte MAAVCL, princess of Belgium/Emperor of Mexico (1864-67) in the year 1840.  

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

Jun 10   The birth of Henry Morton Stanley, US journalist and explorer in the year 1840.  

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

Jun 11   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

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

Jun 24   Louis Brassin, composer in the year 1840.  

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 on this day in history.  

Jul 01   In the year 1840 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   Father Joseph Damien de Veuster, Belgium, helped lepers in Hawaii was born on this day in history.  

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   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   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   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 in the year 1840.  

Mar 30   George (Beau) Brummell, Dandy, dies on this day in history.  

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

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