Historical Events In 1840
Saturday, 23 January 2021
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 In the year 1840 christian Hebbel's "Judith," premieres in Berlin
Jul 12 In the year 1840 abraham Goldfaden, Eastern European Yiddish dramatist
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 Frantisek Max Knize, composer, dies at 55 in the year 1840.
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 In the year 1840 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 On this day in history the 'Star of the East' first known balloon to fly in Canada.
Aug 13 Giovanni Verga, Italian writer (Eros) on this day in history.
Aug 14 In the year 1840 baron Richard Freiherr von Krafft-Ebing, psychiatrist
Aug 17 Wilfrid Scawen Blunt, England, writer (Irish Land League) in the year 1840.
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 Joseph Waast Aubert Nonot, composer, dies at 89 in the year 1840.
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 in the year 1840.
Aug 28 On this day in history 9 Jewish prisoners are released from Damascus jails
Aug 28 Ira D Sankey, US evangelist/composer/singer (Gospel hymns) on this day in history.
Sep 03 Jacob Fabricius, composer in the year 1840.
Sep 08 John H van de Palm, theologist/literature/speaker, dies at 77 in the year 1840.
Sep 09 On this day in history gentil T Antheunis, Flemish poet/music/composer
Sep 12 In the year 1840 composer Robert Schumann marries Clara Wieck
Sep 14 George Elbridge Whiting, composer on this day in history.
Sep 15 On this day in history franz Xaver Pechacek, composer, dies at 47
Sep 21 Murad V, sultan of Turkey (1876) in the year 1840.
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) on this day in history.
Sep 30 In the year 1840 johan Severin Svendsen, composer
Oct 04 Charles Ferdinand Lenepveu, composer in the year 1840.