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Historical Events In 1840

Monday, 20 May 2019

Jul 04   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

Jul 15   In the year 1840 england, Russia, Austria & Prussia signs Quadruple Alliance  

Jul 22   Josef Jawurek, composer, dies at 83 on this day in history.  

Jul 23   Frantisek Max Knize, composer, dies at 55 on this day in history.  

Jul 23   On this day in history 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   Ranald Slidell Mackenzie, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers) on this day in history.  

Aug 01   Aldine Sillman Kieffer, composer in the year 1840.  

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   On this day in history 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   Antony CW Staring, Dutch patriot/poet (Jaromir), dies at 73 on this day in history.  

Aug 18   On this day in history organization of American Society of Dental Surgeons founded (NY)  

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   9 Jewish prisoners are released from Damascus jails in the year 1840.  

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

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   In the year 1840 gentil T Antheunis, Flemish poet/music/composer  

Sep 12   Composer Robert Schumann marries Clara Wieck in the year 1840.  

Sep 14   George Elbridge Whiting, composer in the year 1840.  

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

Sep 21   In the year 1840 murad V, sultan of Turkey (1876)  

Sep 25   Jacques-Etienne-Joseph-Alexandre Macdonald, Duc de Tarente, soldier in the year 1840.  

Sep 27   Alfred Thayer Mahan, US, naval officer (Influence of Sea Power) on this day in history.  

Sep 28   On this day in history alexander Swift "Sandie" Pendleton, Lt-Col (Confederate Army)  

Sep 30   Johan Severin Svendsen, composer in the year 1840.  

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   Father Joseph Damien de Veuster, Belgium, helped lepers in Hawaii was born in the year 1840.  

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   Austin Dobson, England, poet/critic/biographer was born in the year 1840.  

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 23   Ernst Abbe, Germany, physicist (Carl Zeiss Optics Company) was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In 1840

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 06   Fanny Burney, English novelist and diarist (b. 1752) died on this day in history.  

Jan 22   In the year 1840 death of johann Friedrich Blumenbach, German anthropologist (b. 1752)  

Mar 02   On this day in history heinrich Olbers, German astronomer (comets & asteroids), dies at 81  

Mar 12   In the year 1840 friedrich Westenholz, composer, dies at 61  

Mar 22   Étienne Bobillier, French mathematician (b. 1798) died on this day in history.  

Mar 28   In the year 1840 simon-Antoine-Jean Lhuillier, Swiss mathematician, dies at 89  

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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