Historical Events in March 1840

  • Mar 1 Adolphe Thiers becomes prime minister of France.
  • Mar 5 2nd Grand National: Mr Bartholomew Bretherton aboard Jerry wins
  • Mar 14 Jose Zorilla's "El Zapatero y el Rey" premieres in Madrid
  • Mar 23 Draper takes 1st successful photo of the Moon (daguerrotype)