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Historical Events In 1840

Thursday, 09 April 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 on this day in history.  

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   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   Frantisek Max Knize, composer, dies at 55 in the year 1840.  

Jul 23   Union Act passed by British Parliament, uniting Upper & Lower Canada in the year 1840.  

Jul 25   Flora Adams Darling, founded Daughters of American Revolution on this day in history.  

Jul 27   Ranald Slidell Mackenzie, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers) in the year 1840.  

Aug 01   On this day in history aldine Sillman Kieffer, composer  

Aug 01   Labourer slaves in most of the British Empire are emancipated in the year 1840.  

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) in the year 1840.  

Aug 14   On this day in history 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 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 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   On this day in history jacob Fabricius, composer  

Sep 08   John H van de Palm, theologist/literature/speaker, dies at 77 on this day in history.  

Sep 09   On this day in history gentil T Antheunis, Flemish poet/music/composer  

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

Sep 14   George Elbridge Whiting, composer on this day in history.  

Sep 15   Franz Xaver Pechacek, composer, dies at 47 on this day in history.  

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

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   In the year 1840 johan Severin Svendsen, composer  

Oct 04   On this day in history charles Ferdinand Lenepveu, composer  

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Famous Birthdays In 1840

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of father Joseph Damien de Veuster, Belgium, helped lepers in Hawaii  

Jan 05   John Doby Kennedy, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1896 was born on this day in history.  

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

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

Jan 18   In the year 1840 birth of ernst Rudorff, composer  

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

Jan 22   Ernest Roland Wilberforce, English bishop (d. 1907) was born in the year 1840.  

Jan 23   Ernst Abbe, Germany, physicist (Carl Zeiss Optics Company) was born in the year 1840.  

Famous Deaths In 1840

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 06   Fanny Burney, English novelist and diarist (b. 1752) died on this day in history.  

Jan 22   Johann Friedrich Blumenbach, German anthropologist (b. 1752) died on this day in history.  

Mar 02   On this day in history heinrich Olbers, German astronomer (comets & asteroids), dies at 81  

Mar 12   Friedrich Westenholz, composer, dies at 61 on this day in history.  

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

Mar 28   On this day in history simon-Antoine-Jean Lhuillier, Swiss mathematician, dies at 89  

Mar 30   George (Beau) Brummell, Dandy, dies on this day in history.  

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

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