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Historical Events In 1840

Monday, 16 September 2019

Jul 04   The Cunard Line's 700 ton wooden paddle steamer RMS Britannia departs from Liverpool bound for Halifax, Nova Scotia on the first transatlantic crossing with a scheduled end in the year 1840.  

Jul 06   In the year 1840 christian Hebbel's "Judith," premieres in Berlin  

Jul 12   Abraham Goldfaden, Eastern European Yiddish dramatist on this day in history.  

Jul 15   England, Russia, Austria & Prussia signs Quadruple Alliance on this day in history.  

Jul 22   Josef Jawurek, composer, dies at 83 in the year 1840.  

Jul 23   In the year 1840 frantisek Max Knize, composer, dies at 55  

Jul 23   Union Act passed by British Parliament, uniting Upper & Lower Canada in the year 1840.  

Jul 25   Flora Adams Darling, founded Daughters of American Revolution in the year 1840.  

Jul 27   On this day in history ranald Slidell Mackenzie, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)  

Aug 01   Aldine Sillman Kieffer, composer in the year 1840.  

Aug 01   Labourer slaves in most of the British Empire are emancipated on this day in history.  

Aug 10   The 'Star of the East' first known balloon to fly in Canada on this day in history.  

Aug 13   Giovanni Verga, Italian writer (Eros) in the year 1840.  

Aug 14   On this day in history baron Richard Freiherr von Krafft-Ebing, psychiatrist  

Aug 17   In the year 1840 wilfrid Scawen Blunt, England, writer (Irish Land League)  

Aug 18   In the year 1840 antony CW Staring, Dutch patriot/poet (Jaromir), dies at 73  

Aug 18   In the year 1840 organization of American Society of Dental Surgeons founded (NY)  

Aug 24   On this day in history joseph Waast Aubert Nonot, composer, dies at 89  

Aug 25   In the year 1840 k L Immermann, writer, dies at 44  

Aug 27   In the year 1840 william Kneass, 3rd US chief engraver (1824-40), dies in office  

Aug 28   On this day in history 9 Jewish prisoners are released from Damascus jails  

Aug 28   Ira D Sankey, US evangelist/composer/singer (Gospel hymns) in the year 1840.  

Sep 03   Jacob Fabricius, composer on this day in history.  

Sep 08   In the year 1840 john H van de Palm, theologist/literature/speaker, dies at 77  

Sep 09   Gentil T Antheunis, Flemish poet/music/composer on this day in history.  

Sep 12   On this day in history composer Robert Schumann marries Clara Wieck  

Sep 14   George Elbridge Whiting, composer in the year 1840.  

Sep 15   In the year 1840 franz Xaver Pechacek, composer, dies at 47  

Sep 21   Murad V, sultan of Turkey (1876) in the year 1840.  

Sep 25   Jacques-Etienne-Joseph-Alexandre Macdonald, Duc de Tarente, soldier on this day in history.  

Sep 27   Alfred Thayer Mahan, US, naval officer (Influence of Sea Power) on this day in history.  

Sep 28   Alexander Swift "Sandie" Pendleton, Lt-Col (Confederate Army) on this day in history.  

Sep 30   On this day in history johan Severin Svendsen, composer  

Oct 04   In the year 1840 charles Ferdinand Lenepveu, 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 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   In the year 1840 birth of sophia Louisa Jex-Blake, pioneer English woman physician  

Jan 22   Ernest Roland Wilberforce, English bishop (d. 1907) was born in the year 1840.  

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 in the year 1840.  

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 on this day in history.  

Mar 22   In the year 1840 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 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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