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Historical Events In 1840

Wednesday, 30 September 2020

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   In the year 1840 abraham Goldfaden, Eastern European Yiddish dramatist  

Jul 15   England, Russia, Austria & Prussia signs Quadruple Alliance on this day in history.  

Jul 22   On this day in history josef Jawurek, composer, dies at 83  

Jul 23   On this day in history frantisek Max Knize, composer, dies at 55  

Jul 23   In the year 1840 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   Labourer slaves in most of the British Empire are emancipated on this day in history.  

Aug 10   In the year 1840 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   In the year 1840 baron Richard Freiherr von Krafft-Ebing, psychiatrist  

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   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   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 in the year 1840.  

Aug 28   In the year 1840 9 Jewish prisoners are released from Damascus jails  

Aug 28   Ira D Sankey, US evangelist/composer/singer (Gospel hymns) on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history composer Robert Schumann marries Clara Wieck  

Sep 14   George Elbridge Whiting, composer in the year 1840.  

Sep 15   On this day in history franz Xaver Pechacek, composer, dies at 47  

Sep 21   On this day in history murad V, sultan of Turkey (1876)  

Sep 25   Jacques-Etienne-Joseph-Alexandre Macdonald, Duc de Tarente, soldier in the year 1840.  

Sep 27   On this day in history alfred Thayer Mahan, US, naval officer (Influence of Sea Power)  

Sep 28   Alexander Swift "Sandie" Pendleton, Lt-Col (Confederate Army) in the year 1840.  

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 in the year 1840.  

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

Jan 10   In the year 1840 birth of louis Nazaire Bégin, French Canadian archbishop and cardinal (d. 1925)  

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

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

Jan 21   Sophia Louisa Jex-Blake, pioneer English woman physician was born in the year 1840.  

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

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

Jan 22   On this day in history death of johann Friedrich Blumenbach, German anthropologist (b. 1752)  

Mar 02   Heinrich Olbers, German astronomer (comets & asteroids), dies at 81 in the year 1840.  

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

Mar 22   Étienne Bobillier, French mathematician (b. 1798) died on this day in history.  

Mar 28   Simon-Antoine-Jean Lhuillier, Swiss mathematician, dies at 89 on this day in history.  

Mar 30   On this day in history george (Beau) Brummell, Dandy, dies  

Apr 19   Jean-Jacques Lartigue, Roman catholic bishop of Montreal (b. 1777) died on this day in history.  

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