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Historical Events In 1840

Tuesday, 12 November 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   Christian Hebbel's "Judith," premieres in Berlin in the year 1840.  

Jul 12   In the year 1840 abraham Goldfaden, Eastern European Yiddish dramatist  

Jul 15   In the year 1840 england, Russia, Austria & Prussia signs Quadruple Alliance  

Jul 22   In the year 1840 josef Jawurek, composer, dies at 83  

Jul 23   In the year 1840 frantisek Max Knize, composer, dies at 55  

Jul 23   On this day in history 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   Aldine Sillman Kieffer, composer on this day in history.  

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   Baron Richard Freiherr von Krafft-Ebing, psychiatrist on this day in history.  

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   Organization of American Society of Dental Surgeons founded (NY) on this day in history.  

Aug 24   On this day in history joseph Waast Aubert Nonot, composer, dies at 89  

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   In the year 1840 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 in the year 1840.  

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   On this day in history composer Robert Schumann marries Clara Wieck  

Sep 14   In the year 1840 george Elbridge Whiting, composer  

Sep 15   On this day in history franz Xaver Pechacek, composer, dies at 47  

Sep 21   On this day in history murad V, sultan of Turkey (1876)  

Sep 25   In the year 1840 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   Alexander Swift "Sandie" Pendleton, Lt-Col (Confederate Army) in the year 1840.  

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

Oct 04   In the year 1840 charles Ferdinand Lenepveu, composer  

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Famous Birthdays In 1840

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 03   Father Joseph Damien de Veuster, Belgium, helped lepers in Hawaii was born on this day in history.  

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   Austin Dobson, England, poet/critic/biographer was born in the year 1840.  

Jan 18   In the year 1840 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 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 on this day in history.  

Jan 22   In the year 1840 death of johann Friedrich Blumenbach, German anthropologist (b. 1752)  

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

Mar 12   On this day in history 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 in the year 1840.  

Mar 30   George (Beau) Brummell, Dandy, dies in the year 1840.  

Apr 19   In the year 1840 death of jean-Jacques Lartigue, Roman catholic bishop of Montreal (b. 1777)  

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