Historical Events In 1840
Wednesday, 14 November 2018
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 In the year 1840 christian Hebbel's "Judith," premieres in Berlin
Jul 12 In the year 1840 abraham Goldfaden, Eastern European Yiddish dramatist
Jul 15 On this day in history england, Russia, Austria & Prussia signs Quadruple Alliance
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 Ranald Slidell Mackenzie, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers) in the year 1840.
Aug 01 In the year 1840 aldine Sillman Kieffer, composer
Aug 01 Labourer slaves in most of the British Empire are emancipated in the year 1840.
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 On this day in history baron Richard Freiherr von Krafft-Ebing, psychiatrist
Aug 17 Wilfrid Scawen Blunt, England, writer (Irish Land League) on this day in history.
Aug 18 In the year 1840 antony CW Staring, Dutch patriot/poet (Jaromir), dies at 73
Aug 18 Organization of American Society of Dental Surgeons founded (NY) in the year 1840.
Aug 24 In the year 1840 joseph Waast Aubert Nonot, composer, dies at 89
Aug 25 K L Immermann, writer, dies at 44 in the year 1840.
Aug 27 On this day in history william Kneass, 3rd US chief engraver (1824-40), dies in office
Aug 28 9 Jewish prisoners are released from Damascus jails on this day in history.
Aug 28 Ira D Sankey, US evangelist/composer/singer (Gospel hymns) in the year 1840.
Sep 03 Jacob Fabricius, composer in the year 1840.
Sep 08 John H van de Palm, theologist/literature/speaker, dies at 77 in the year 1840.
Sep 09 On this day in history gentil T Antheunis, Flemish poet/music/composer
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 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 Charles Ferdinand Lenepveu, composer on this day in history.