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Historical Events In 1840

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Jul 04   In the year 1840 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   In the year 1840 abraham Goldfaden, Eastern European Yiddish dramatist  

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   In the year 1840 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   On this day in history flora Adams Darling, founded Daughters of American Revolution  

Jul 27   Ranald Slidell Mackenzie, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers) in the year 1840.  

Aug 01   In the year 1840 aldine Sillman Kieffer, composer  

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 on this day in history.  

Aug 13   In the year 1840 giovanni Verga, Italian writer (Eros)  

Aug 14   On this day in history baron Richard Freiherr von Krafft-Ebing, psychiatrist  

Aug 17   Wilfrid Scawen Blunt, England, writer (Irish Land League) on this day in history.  

Aug 18   In the year 1840 antony CW Staring, Dutch patriot/poet (Jaromir), dies at 73  

Aug 18   Organization of American Society of Dental Surgeons founded (NY) in the year 1840.  

Aug 24   In the year 1840 joseph Waast Aubert Nonot, composer, dies at 89  

Aug 25   K L Immermann, writer, dies at 44 in the year 1840.  

Aug 27   On this day in history william Kneass, 3rd US chief engraver (1824-40), dies in office  

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 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   On this day in history composer Robert Schumann marries Clara Wieck  

Sep 14   George Elbridge Whiting, composer in the year 1840.  

Sep 15   In the year 1840 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) on this day in history.  

Sep 28   Alexander Swift "Sandie" Pendleton, Lt-Col (Confederate Army) on this day in history.  

Sep 30   On this day in history johan Severin Svendsen, composer  

Oct 04   Charles Ferdinand Lenepveu, composer on this day in history.  

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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   In the year 1840 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   Austin Dobson, England, poet/critic/biographer was born on this day in history.  

Jan 18   Ernst Rudorff, composer was born on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1840 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 on this day in history.  

Jan 22   In the year 1840 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   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   In the year 1840 simon-Antoine-Jean Lhuillier, Swiss mathematician, dies at 89  

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

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

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