Historical Events In 1840
Wednesday, 30 September 2020
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 On this day in history josef Jawurek, composer, dies at 83
Jul 23 On this day in history frantisek Max Knize, composer, dies at 55
Jul 23 In the year 1840 union Act passed by British Parliament, uniting Upper & Lower Canada
Jul 25 In the year 1840 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 On this day in history aldine Sillman Kieffer, composer
Aug 01 Labourer slaves in most of the British Empire are emancipated on this day in history.
Aug 10 In the year 1840 the 'Star of the East' first known balloon to fly in Canada.
Aug 13 In the year 1840 giovanni Verga, Italian writer (Eros)
Aug 14 In the year 1840 baron Richard Freiherr von Krafft-Ebing, psychiatrist
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 On this day in history organization of American Society of Dental Surgeons founded (NY)
Aug 24 In the year 1840 joseph Waast Aubert Nonot, composer, dies at 89
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 In the year 1840 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 on this day in history.
Sep 08 John H van de Palm, theologist/literature/speaker, dies at 77 in the year 1840.
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 On this day in history franz Xaver Pechacek, composer, dies at 47
Sep 21 On this day in history murad V, sultan of Turkey (1876)
Sep 25 Jacques-Etienne-Joseph-Alexandre Macdonald, Duc de Tarente, soldier in the year 1840.
Sep 27 On this day in history alfred Thayer Mahan, US, naval officer (Influence of Sea Power)
Sep 28 Alexander Swift "Sandie" Pendleton, Lt-Col (Confederate Army) in the year 1840.
Sep 30 Johan Severin Svendsen, composer in the year 1840.
Oct 04 Charles Ferdinand Lenepveu, composer on this day in history.