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Historical Events In 1840

Saturday, 23 January 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 in the year 1840.  

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   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   Frantisek Max Knize, composer, dies at 55 in the year 1840.  

Jul 23   In the year 1840 union Act passed by British Parliament, uniting Upper & Lower Canada  

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

Jul 27   In the year 1840 ranald Slidell Mackenzie, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)  

Aug 01   On this day in history aldine Sillman Kieffer, composer  

Aug 01   In the year 1840 labourer slaves in most of the British Empire are emancipated.  

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

Aug 13   Giovanni Verga, Italian writer (Eros) on this day in history.  

Aug 14   In the year 1840 baron Richard Freiherr von Krafft-Ebing, psychiatrist  

Aug 17   Wilfrid Scawen Blunt, England, writer (Irish Land League) in the year 1840.  

Aug 18   On this day in history 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   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 in the year 1840.  

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   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   In the year 1840 composer Robert Schumann marries Clara Wieck  

Sep 14   George Elbridge Whiting, composer on this day in history.  

Sep 15   On this day in history franz Xaver Pechacek, composer, dies at 47  

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

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) in the year 1840.  

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   Charles Ferdinand Lenepveu, composer in the year 1840.  

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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   In the year 1840 birth of louis Nazaire Bégin, French Canadian archbishop and cardinal (d. 1925)  

Jan 18   On this day in history birth of austin Dobson, England, poet/critic/biographer  

Jan 18   Ernst Rudorff, composer was born on this day in history.  

Jan 21   On this day in history 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   Johann Friedrich Blumenbach, German anthropologist (b. 1752) died on this day in history.  

Mar 02   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

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

Mar 30   George (Beau) Brummell, Dandy, dies in the year 1840.  

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

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