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Historical Events In 1840

Sunday, 05 July 2020

Jul 04   In the year 1840 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   On this day in history christian Hebbel's "Judith," premieres in Berlin  

Jul 12   On this day in history abraham Goldfaden, Eastern European Yiddish dramatist  

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   On this day in history 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   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   In the year 1840 aldine Sillman Kieffer, composer  

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 in the year 1840.  

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

Aug 14   Baron Richard Freiherr von Krafft-Ebing, psychiatrist on this day in history.  

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

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   On this day in history k L Immermann, writer, dies at 44  

Aug 27   On this day in history william Kneass, 3rd US chief engraver (1824-40), dies in office  

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) on this day in history.  

Sep 03   In the year 1840 jacob Fabricius, composer  

Sep 08   On this day in history john H van de Palm, theologist/literature/speaker, dies at 77  

Sep 09   Gentil T Antheunis, Flemish poet/music/composer in the year 1840.  

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   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   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 on this day in history.  

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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 on this day in history.  

Jan 05   In the year 1840 birth of john Doby Kennedy, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1896  

Jan 10   Louis Nazaire Bégin, French Canadian archbishop and cardinal (d. 1925) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 18   Austin Dobson, England, poet/critic/biographer was born in the year 1840.  

Jan 18   On this day in history birth of ernst Rudorff, composer  

Jan 21   In the year 1840 birth of sophia Louisa Jex-Blake, pioneer English woman physician  

Jan 22   In the year 1840 birth of ernest Roland Wilberforce, English bishop (d. 1907)  

Jan 23   In the year 1840 birth of ernst Abbe, Germany, physicist (Carl Zeiss Optics Company)  

Famous Deaths In 1840

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 06   In the year 1840 death of fanny Burney, English novelist and diarist (b. 1752)  

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

Mar 02   Heinrich Olbers, German astronomer (comets & asteroids), dies at 81 on this day in history.  

Mar 12   Friedrich Westenholz, composer, dies at 61 in the year 1840.  

Mar 22   In the year 1840 death of Étienne Bobillier, French mathematician (b. 1798)  

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

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

Apr 19   On this day in history death of jean-Jacques Lartigue, Roman catholic bishop of Montreal (b. 1777)  

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