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Historical Events In 1840

Thursday, 23 January 2020

Jul 04   In the year 1840 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.  

Jul 06   Christian Hebbel's "Judith," premieres in Berlin in the year 1840.  

Jul 12   Abraham Goldfaden, Eastern European Yiddish dramatist in the year 1840.  

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

Jul 22   In the year 1840 josef Jawurek, composer, dies at 83  

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 on this day in history.  

Jul 25   On this day in history flora Adams Darling, founded Daughters of American Revolution  

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   In the year 1840 labourer slaves in most of the British Empire are emancipated.  

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

Aug 13   In the year 1840 giovanni Verga, Italian writer (Eros)  

Aug 14   Baron Richard Freiherr von Krafft-Ebing, psychiatrist on this day in history.  

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

Aug 18   Antony CW Staring, Dutch patriot/poet (Jaromir), dies at 73 in the year 1840.  

Aug 18   Organization of American Society of Dental Surgeons founded (NY) in the year 1840.  

Aug 24   Joseph Waast Aubert Nonot, composer, dies at 89 in the year 1840.  

Aug 25   K L Immermann, writer, dies at 44 on this day in history.  

Aug 27   William Kneass, 3rd US chief engraver (1824-40), dies in office on this day in history.  

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

Aug 28   On this day in history ira D Sankey, US evangelist/composer/singer (Gospel hymns)  

Sep 03   In the year 1840 jacob Fabricius, composer  

Sep 08   On this day in history 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   On this day in history murad V, sultan of Turkey (1876)  

Sep 25   In the year 1840 jacques-Etienne-Joseph-Alexandre Macdonald, Duc de Tarente, soldier  

Sep 27   In the year 1840 alfred Thayer Mahan, US, naval officer (Influence of Sea Power)  

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

Sep 30   In the year 1840 johan Severin Svendsen, composer  

Oct 04   On this day in history charles Ferdinand Lenepveu, composer  

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Famous Birthdays In 1840

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of father Joseph Damien de Veuster, Belgium, helped lepers in Hawaii  

Jan 05   John Doby Kennedy, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1896 was born in the year 1840.  

Jan 10   Louis Nazaire Bégin, French Canadian archbishop and cardinal (d. 1925) was born in the year 1840.  

Jan 18   Austin Dobson, England, poet/critic/biographer was born on this day in history.  

Jan 18   On this day in history birth of ernst Rudorff, composer  

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

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   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   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 on this day in history.  

Mar 30   On this day in history 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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