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Historical Events In 1840

Tuesday, 25 February 2020

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

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

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

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

May 08   In the year 1840 alexander Wolcott patents Photographic Process  

May 11   On this day in history filippo Capocci, composer  

May 13   On this day in history alphonse Daudet, writer  

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   On this day in history new Zealand became a British colony  

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   In the year 1840 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   On this day in history dominique J de Eerens, gov-gen of Dutch-Indies, dies at 59  

Jun 02   On this day in history the birth of Thomas Hardy, English novelist and poet  

Jun 02   Thomas Hardy, England, poet/novelist (Far from the Madding Crowd) on this day in history.  

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

Jun 06   On this day in history john Stainer, composer  

Jun 07   In the year 1840 charlotte MAAVCL, princess of Belgium/Emperor of Mexico (1864-67)  

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

Jun 10   On this day in history the birth of Henry Morton Stanley, US journalist and explorer  

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

Jun 11   Henri Braekeleer, Flemish painter/etser on this day in history.  

Jun 12   In the year 1840 meteorite hits Uden, Netherlands  

Jun 19   On this day in history 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   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   On this day in history lucien Bonaparte, prince of Canino/Musignano, dies at 65  

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   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   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   On this day in history birth of ernst Rudorff, composer  

Jan 21   On this day in history birth of sophia Louisa Jex-Blake, pioneer English woman physician  

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   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 on this day in history.  

Mar 22   Étienne Bobillier, French mathematician (b. 1798) died on this day in history.  

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

Mar 30   In the year 1840 george (Beau) Brummell, Dandy, dies  

Apr 19   Jean-Jacques Lartigue, Roman catholic bishop of Montreal (b. 1777) died on this day in history.  

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