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Historical Events In 1840

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Feb 16   American Charles Wilkes discovers Shackleton Ice Shelf, Antarctica on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Feb 22   On this day in history f August Bebel, German social-democrat  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Feb 23   On this day in history carl Menger, Austrian economist  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Feb 25   Alexis Hollander, composer on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Feb 29   In the year 1840 john Philip Holland, Liscannor Ireland, pioneer in submarine building  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Mar 01   In the year 1840 adolphe Thiers becomes prime minister of France.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Mar 02   On this day in history heinrich Olbers, German astronomer (comets & asteroids), dies at 81  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Mar 05   On this day in history constance Fenimore Woolson, NH, writer (Jupiter Lights)  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Mar 07   On this day in history tornado strikes Natchez MS, kills 317  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Mar 08   Franco Faccio, Italian composer/conductor in the year 1840.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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Mar 11   On this day in history edmund Kirby Jr, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1863  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Mar 12   Friedrich Westenholz, composer, dies at 61 on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Mar 14   In the year 1840 josé Zorilla's "El Zapatero y el Rey", premieres in Madrid  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Mar 14   Jose Zorilla's "El Zapatero y el Rey," premieres in Madrid in the year 1840.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Mar 23   On this day in history draper takes 1st successful photo of the Moon (daguerrotype)  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Mar 26   Carli Zoeller, composer in the year 1840.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Mar 28   On this day in history mehemed Emin Pasja, German explorer/governor (Equatoria)  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Mar 28   On this day in history simon-Antoine-Jean Lhuillier, Swiss mathematician, dies at 89  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Mar 30   George (Beau) Brummell, Dandy, dies in the year 1840.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Mar 31   John Herbert Kelly, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1864 in the year 1840.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Apr 02   The birth of Emile Zola, French author on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Apr 11   John Conrad Nordqvist, composer in the year 1840.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Apr 12   Edmond Audran, composer on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Apr 19   Andrea Bezzola, writer in the year 1840.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Apr 21   Franz Xaver Haberl, German priest/musicologist (Magister choralis) in the year 1840.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Apr 25   James Dearing, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1865 on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Apr 27   Edward Whymper, 1st to climb Matterhorn (1865) in the year 1840.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Apr 27   Foundation stone for new Palace of Westminster, London, laid by wife of Sir Charles Barry on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

May 01   1st adhesive postage stamps ("Penny Blacks" from England) issued on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

May 01   On this day in history the first adhesive postage stamps ("Penny Blacks" from England) issued  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

May 05   Gottlob Benedikt Bierey, composer, dies at 67 on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

May 06   1st postage stamps (Penny Black) issued (Great Britain) on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

May 06   In the year 1840 the first postage stamps (Penny Black) issued (Great Britain) (try and buy it now!)  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

May 07   In the year 1840 peter Il'yich Tchaikovsky, Votkinsk Rus, composer (1812 Overture) [NS]  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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Jan 03   On this day in history birth of father Joseph Damien de Veuster, Belgium, helped lepers in Hawaii  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 05   On this day in history birth of john Doby Kennedy, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1896  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 10   In the year 1840 birth of louis Nazaire Bégin, French Canadian archbishop and cardinal (d. 1925)  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 18   On this day in history birth of austin Dobson, England, poet/critic/biographer  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 18   On this day in history birth of ernst Rudorff, composer  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 21   Sophia Louisa Jex-Blake, pioneer English woman physician was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 22   Ernest Roland Wilberforce, English bishop (d. 1907) was born in the year 1840.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 23   On this day in history birth of ernst Abbe, Germany, physicist (Carl Zeiss Optics Company)  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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Jan 06   On this day in history death of fanny Burney, English novelist and diarist (b. 1752)  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 22   On this day in history death of johann Friedrich Blumenbach, German anthropologist (b. 1752)  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Mar 02   In the year 1840 heinrich Olbers, German astronomer (comets & asteroids), dies at 81  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Mar 12   Friedrich Westenholz, composer, dies at 61 on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Mar 22   Étienne Bobillier, French mathematician (b. 1798) died in the year 1840.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Mar 28   In the year 1840 simon-Antoine-Jean Lhuillier, Swiss mathematician, dies at 89  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Mar 30   On this day in history george (Beau) Brummell, Dandy, dies  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Apr 19   Jean-Jacques Lartigue, Roman catholic bishop of Montreal (b. 1777) died on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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