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Events in 1840
|13 January:|| ||The Julian calendar including its New Year's Day is delayed by 12 days.|
|2 February:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|3 February:|| ||This Chinese New Year the Pig makes room for the Year of the Rat.|
|16 February:|| ||Following Mexico in 1836, Ecuador becomes the second former colony whose independence is recognized by Spain.|
|2 April:|| ||Émile Zola, French writer, is born in Paris.|
|17 April:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|19 April:|| ||The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated Easter Sunday following the first full moon following the spring equinox as fixed by the Council of Nicaea in 325.|
|7 May:|| ||Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Russian composer, is born in Votkinsk.|
|7 June:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|7 October:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
|15 October:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 1256 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|12 November:|| ||Auguste Rodin, French sculptor, is born in Paris.|
|14 November:|| ||Claude Monet, French painter, is born in Paris.|
|14 November:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|24 December:|| ||Christmas Eve starts off the holidays celebrating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.|
People in 1840
Hokusai, Luigi Cherubini, Marie Tussaud, Muhammad Ali, Clemens von Metternich, Francis Beaufort, Carl Friedrich Gauss, Thomas Moore, Friedrich Fröbel, Louis Daguerre, Arthur Schopenhauer, Christian Thomsen, Georg Ohm, Michael Faraday, Charles Babbage, Samuel Morse, Gioachino Rossini, Thomas Carlyle, James Braid, Michael Thonet, Heinrich Heine, Eugène Delacroix, George Biddell Airy, Alexandre Dumas, Victor Hugo, Hector Berlioz, Christian Doppler, Johann Strauss, Hans Christian Andersen, Louis Braille, Alfred Lord Tennyson, Abraham Lincoln, Charles Darwin, Edgar Allan Poe, Nikolai Gogol, Frédéric Chopin, Robert Schumann, Franz Liszt, Charles Dickens, Søren Kierkegaard, Giuseppe Verdi, David Livingstone, Richard Wagner, Ludwig Schläfli, Otto von Bismarck, Giovanni Caselli, Werner von Siemens, Henry David Thoreau, Bahá-’u-’lláh, Karl Marx, James Joule, Gustave Courbet, Léon Foucault, Alexandrina Victoria, Eduard Douwes Dekker, Charles Baudelaire, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Gustave Flaubert, Jules Antoine Lissajous, Gregor Mendel, Louis Pasteur, Bedřich Smetana, Anton Bruckner, Lord Kelvin, Bernhard Riemann, Jules Verne, Leo Tolstoy, Henrik Ibsen, Guido Gezelle, James Maxwell, Gustave Doré, Lewis Carroll, Johannes Brahms, Alfred Nobel, Dmitri Mendeleev, Elisha Gray, Camille Saint-Saëns, Piet Paaltjens, Andrew Carnegie, Samuel Clemens, Norman Lockyer, Ferdinand von Zeppelin, Ernst Mach, John D. Rockefeller, Aleksandr Stoletov, Paul Cézanne and Modest Mussorgsky celebrated their birthday this year.
The year 1840 was a leap year starting on a Wednesday, just like 1744, 1772 and 1812 in the century before it and 1868, 1896, 1908 and 1936 in the next.
The coloured days highlight
other historical milestones, and recurring events such as anniversaries and
icons indicate the phases of the moon and appear only for dates in the Gregorian calendar, i.e. after 14 October 1582. The Chinese calendar is available only from 1645 to 2644, the first millenium since the last reform. The coloured columns mark the Sundays, the last day of the week per standard ISO-8601.
The normal calendar page for the current /year?2018 contains an introduction to the intriguing history of the year as we know it. The Calendar Converter has more detail. The so called Perpetual Calendar uses a trick from before the age of computers to find the weekday for any Gregorian date. Also see an overview of all historical events in the last six thousand years.
URL: < http://4umi.com/year?1840 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 21 March 2018.