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Historical Events In 1840

Saturday, 27 November 2021

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   On this day in history christian Hebbel's "Judith," premieres in Berlin  

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

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

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

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   In the year 1840 flora Adams Darling, founded Daughters of American Revolution  

Jul 27   In the year 1840 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   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

Aug 17   On this day in history 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   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 on this day in history.  

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

Aug 28   On this day in history ira D Sankey, US evangelist/composer/singer (Gospel hymns)  

Sep 03   On this day in history jacob Fabricius, composer  

Sep 08   In the year 1840 john H van de Palm, theologist/literature/speaker, dies at 77  

Sep 09   Gentil T Antheunis, Flemish poet/music/composer on this day in history.  

Sep 12   Composer Robert Schumann marries Clara Wieck in the year 1840.  

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

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   Jacques-Etienne-Joseph-Alexandre Macdonald, Duc de Tarente, soldier in the year 1840.  

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   Johan Severin Svendsen, composer on this day in history.  

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

Jan 05   In the year 1840 birth of john Doby Kennedy, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1896  

Jan 10   On this day in history birth of louis Nazaire Bégin, French Canadian archbishop and cardinal (d. 1925)  

Jan 18   In the year 1840 birth of austin Dobson, England, poet/critic/biographer  

Jan 18   On this day in history 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 in the year 1840.  

Famous Deaths In 1840

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 06   In the year 1840 death of fanny Burney, English novelist and diarist (b. 1752)  

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

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

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