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Historical Events In 1840

Wednesday, 14 April 2021

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 on this day in history.  

Jul 06   Christian Hebbel's "Judith," premieres in Berlin on this day in history.  

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   Josef Jawurek, composer, dies at 83 on this day in history.  

Jul 23   On this day in history 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   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   Aldine Sillman Kieffer, composer in the year 1840.  

Aug 01   On this day in history labourer slaves in most of the British Empire are emancipated.  

Aug 10   The 'Star of the East' first known balloon to fly in Canada in the year 1840.  

Aug 13   On this day in history giovanni Verga, Italian writer (Eros)  

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

Aug 17   On this day in history 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   Organization of American Society of Dental Surgeons founded (NY) on this day in history.  

Aug 24   In the year 1840 joseph Waast Aubert Nonot, composer, dies at 89  

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

Aug 27   On this day in history 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) on this day in history.  

Sep 03   On this day in history jacob Fabricius, composer  

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

Sep 09   On this day in history gentil T Antheunis, Flemish poet/music/composer  

Sep 12   In the year 1840 composer Robert Schumann marries Clara Wieck  

Sep 14   In the year 1840 george Elbridge Whiting, composer  

Sep 15   Franz Xaver Pechacek, composer, dies at 47 on this day in history.  

Sep 21   Murad V, sultan of Turkey (1876) on this day in history.  

Sep 25   On this day in history 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   On this day in history alexander Swift "Sandie" Pendleton, Lt-Col (Confederate Army)  

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   In the year 1840 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 on this day in history.  

Jan 10   On this day in history birth of louis Nazaire Bégin, French Canadian archbishop and cardinal (d. 1925)  

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

Jan 18   Ernst Rudorff, composer was born in the year 1840.  

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 on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history death of fanny Burney, English novelist and diarist (b. 1752)  

Jan 22   In the year 1840 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   Étienne Bobillier, French mathematician (b. 1798) died on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1840 death of jean-Jacques Lartigue, Roman catholic bishop of Montreal (b. 1777)  

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