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.