Historical Events In 1840
Monday, 16 September 2019
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 Abraham Goldfaden, Eastern European Yiddish dramatist on this day in history.
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 In the year 1840 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 Flora Adams Darling, founded Daughters of American Revolution in the year 1840.
Jul 27 On this day in history ranald Slidell Mackenzie, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
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 The 'Star of the East' first known balloon to fly in Canada on this day in history.
Aug 13 Giovanni Verga, Italian writer (Eros) in the year 1840.
Aug 14 On this day in history baron Richard Freiherr von Krafft-Ebing, psychiatrist
Aug 17 In the year 1840 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 In the year 1840 organization of American Society of Dental Surgeons founded (NY)
Aug 24 On this day in history joseph Waast Aubert Nonot, composer, dies at 89
Aug 25 In the year 1840 k L Immermann, writer, dies at 44
Aug 27 In the year 1840 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) in the year 1840.
Sep 03 Jacob Fabricius, composer on this day in history.
Sep 08 In the year 1840 john H van de Palm, theologist/literature/speaker, dies at 77
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 In the year 1840 franz Xaver Pechacek, composer, dies at 47
Sep 21 Murad V, sultan of Turkey (1876) in the year 1840.
Sep 25 Jacques-Etienne-Joseph-Alexandre Macdonald, Duc de Tarente, soldier on this day in history.
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 In the year 1840 charles Ferdinand Lenepveu, composer