Historical Events In 1840
Friday, 19 July 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 In the year 1840 christian Hebbel's "Judith," premieres in Berlin
Jul 12 On this day in history abraham Goldfaden, Eastern European Yiddish dramatist
Jul 15 On this day in history 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 in the year 1840.
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 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 In the year 1840 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 In the year 1840 giovanni Verga, Italian writer (Eros)
Aug 14 Baron Richard Freiherr von Krafft-Ebing, psychiatrist on this day in history.
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 on this day in history.
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 On this day in history k L Immermann, writer, dies at 44
Aug 27 William Kneass, 3rd US chief engraver (1824-40), dies in office in the year 1840.
Aug 28 9 Jewish prisoners are released from Damascus jails on this day in history.
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 John H van de Palm, theologist/literature/speaker, dies at 77 on this day in history.
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 On this day in history george Elbridge Whiting, composer
Sep 15 In the year 1840 franz Xaver Pechacek, composer, dies at 47
Sep 21 In the year 1840 murad V, sultan of Turkey (1876)
Sep 25 In the year 1840 jacques-Etienne-Joseph-Alexandre Macdonald, Duc de Tarente, soldier
Sep 27 On this day in history alfred Thayer Mahan, US, naval officer (Influence of Sea Power)
Sep 28 In the year 1840 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.