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Historical Events In 1840

Friday, 19 July 2019

Jul 04   On this day in history 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   In the year 1840 christian Hebbel's "Judith," premieres in Berlin  

Jul 12   On this day in history abraham Goldfaden, Eastern European Yiddish dramatist  

Jul 15   On this day in history england, Russia, Austria & Prussia signs Quadruple Alliance  

Jul 22   Josef Jawurek, composer, dies at 83 on this day in history.  

Jul 23   Frantisek Max Knize, composer, dies at 55 in the year 1840.  

Jul 23   On this day in history 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   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 in the year 1840.  

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 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 in the year 1840.  

Aug 28   9 Jewish prisoners are released from Damascus jails on this day in history.  

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

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   On this day in history george Elbridge Whiting, composer  

Sep 15   In the year 1840 franz Xaver Pechacek, composer, dies at 47  

Sep 21   In the year 1840 murad V, sultan of Turkey (1876)  

Sep 25   In the year 1840 jacques-Etienne-Joseph-Alexandre Macdonald, Duc de Tarente, soldier  

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

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

Sep 30   Johan Severin Svendsen, composer in the year 1840.  

Oct 04   Charles Ferdinand Lenepveu, composer in the year 1840.  

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

Jan 10   Louis Nazaire Bégin, French Canadian archbishop and cardinal (d. 1925) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 18   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

Jan 23   Ernst Abbe, Germany, physicist (Carl Zeiss Optics Company) was born on this day in history.  

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

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

Mar 12   On this day in history friedrich Westenholz, composer, dies at 61  

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

Mar 28   In the year 1840 simon-Antoine-Jean Lhuillier, Swiss mathematician, dies at 89  

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

Apr 19   Jean-Jacques Lartigue, Roman catholic bishop of Montreal (b. 1777) died in the year 1840.  

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