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Historical Events In 1840

Sunday, 14 August 2022

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 on this day in history.  

Jul 06   Christian Hebbel's "Judith," premieres in Berlin on this day in history.  

Jul 12   In the year 1840 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 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   On this day in history 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   On this day in history 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   Baron Richard Freiherr von Krafft-Ebing, psychiatrist in the year 1840.  

Aug 17   On this day in history 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) in the year 1840.  

Aug 24   Joseph Waast Aubert Nonot, composer, dies at 89 on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1840 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   Gentil T Antheunis, Flemish poet/music/composer on this day in history.  

Sep 12   Composer Robert Schumann marries Clara Wieck on this day in history.  

Sep 14   In the year 1840 george Elbridge Whiting, composer  

Sep 15   Franz Xaver Pechacek, composer, dies at 47 in the year 1840.  

Sep 21   Murad V, sultan of Turkey (1876) in the year 1840.  

Sep 25   In the year 1840 jacques-Etienne-Joseph-Alexandre Macdonald, Duc de Tarente, soldier  

Sep 27   In the year 1840 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 on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1840.  

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 in the year 1840.  

Jan 18   In the year 1840 birth of austin Dobson, England, poet/critic/biographer  

Jan 18   Ernst Rudorff, composer was born in the year 1840.  

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   On this day in history birth of ernst Abbe, Germany, physicist (Carl Zeiss Optics Company)  

Famous Deaths In 1840

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 06   On this day in history death of fanny Burney, English novelist and diarist (b. 1752)  

Jan 22   Johann Friedrich Blumenbach, German anthropologist (b. 1752) died in the year 1840.  

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   Étienne Bobillier, French mathematician (b. 1798) died in the year 1840.  

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   Jean-Jacques Lartigue, Roman catholic bishop of Montreal (b. 1777) died in the year 1840.  

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