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Historical Events In 1840

Thursday, 17 January 2019

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   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 in the year 1840.  

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   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   In the year 1840 aldine Sillman Kieffer, composer  

Aug 01   On this day in history labourer slaves in most of the British Empire are emancipated.  

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   Baron Richard Freiherr von Krafft-Ebing, psychiatrist in the year 1840.  

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   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 on this day in history.  

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

Aug 28   Ira D Sankey, US evangelist/composer/singer (Gospel hymns) in the year 1840.  

Sep 03   Jacob Fabricius, composer on this day in history.  

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

Sep 09   In the year 1840 gentil T Antheunis, Flemish poet/music/composer  

Sep 12   Composer Robert Schumann marries Clara Wieck in the year 1840.  

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   Murad V, sultan of Turkey (1876) on this day in history.  

Sep 25   On this day in history jacques-Etienne-Joseph-Alexandre Macdonald, Duc de Tarente, soldier  

Sep 27   Alfred Thayer Mahan, US, naval officer (Influence of Sea Power) in the year 1840.  

Sep 28   In the year 1840 alexander Swift "Sandie" Pendleton, Lt-Col (Confederate Army)  

Sep 30   In the year 1840 johan Severin Svendsen, composer  

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   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 in the year 1840.  

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 on this day in history.  

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   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 in the year 1840.  

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

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

Mar 12   In the year 1840 friedrich Westenholz, composer, dies at 61  

Mar 22   On this day in history death of Étienne Bobillier, French mathematician (b. 1798)  

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

Mar 30   In the year 1840 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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