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Historical Events In 1840

Monday, 25 March 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 on this day in history.  

Jul 06   Christian Hebbel's "Judith," premieres in Berlin in the year 1840.  

Jul 12   Abraham Goldfaden, Eastern European Yiddish dramatist on this day in history.  

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

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   Union Act passed by British Parliament, uniting Upper & Lower Canada on this day in history.  

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) on this day in history.  

Aug 01   Aldine Sillman Kieffer, composer in the year 1840.  

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   On this day in history giovanni Verga, Italian writer (Eros)  

Aug 14   Baron Richard Freiherr von Krafft-Ebing, psychiatrist in the year 1840.  

Aug 17   On this day in history wilfrid Scawen Blunt, England, writer (Irish Land League)  

Aug 18   On this day in history antony CW Staring, Dutch patriot/poet (Jaromir), dies at 73  

Aug 18   On this day in history organization of American Society of Dental Surgeons founded (NY)  

Aug 24   Joseph Waast Aubert Nonot, composer, dies at 89 on this day in history.  

Aug 25   In the year 1840 k L Immermann, writer, dies at 44  

Aug 27   In the year 1840 william Kneass, 3rd US chief engraver (1824-40), dies in office  

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

Aug 28   In the year 1840 ira D Sankey, US evangelist/composer/singer (Gospel hymns)  

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   In the year 1840 composer Robert Schumann marries Clara Wieck  

Sep 14   On this day in history george Elbridge Whiting, composer  

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 on this day in history.  

Sep 27   Alfred Thayer Mahan, US, naval officer (Influence of Sea Power) on this day in history.  

Sep 28   On this day in history alexander Swift "Sandie" Pendleton, Lt-Col (Confederate Army)  

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   In the year 1840 birth of father Joseph Damien de Veuster, Belgium, helped lepers in Hawaii  

Jan 05   On this day in history 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   On this day in history birth of austin Dobson, England, poet/critic/biographer  

Jan 18   On this day in history birth of ernst Rudorff, composer  

Jan 21   On this day in history birth of sophia Louisa Jex-Blake, pioneer English woman physician  

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

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   Fanny Burney, English novelist and diarist (b. 1752) died in the year 1840.  

Jan 22   Johann Friedrich Blumenbach, German anthropologist (b. 1752) died in the year 1840.  

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

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

Mar 22   Étienne Bobillier, French mathematician (b. 1798) died in the year 1840.  

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

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