Historical Events In 1840
Thursday, 23 January 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 Christian Hebbel's "Judith," premieres in Berlin in the year 1840.
Jul 12 Abraham Goldfaden, Eastern European Yiddish dramatist in the year 1840.
Jul 15 England, Russia, Austria & Prussia signs Quadruple Alliance on this day in history.
Jul 22 In the year 1840 josef Jawurek, composer, dies at 83
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 on this day in history.
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 Aldine Sillman Kieffer, composer in the year 1840.
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 on this day in history.
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 in the year 1840.
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 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 On this day in history 9 Jewish prisoners are released from Damascus jails
Aug 28 On this day in history ira D Sankey, US evangelist/composer/singer (Gospel hymns)
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 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 On this day in history murad V, sultan of Turkey (1876)
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 Alexander Swift "Sandie" Pendleton, Lt-Col (Confederate Army) on this day in history.
Sep 30 In the year 1840 johan Severin Svendsen, composer
Oct 04 On this day in history charles Ferdinand Lenepveu, composer