June 1840 in History

Events in History

  • Jun 12 Meteorite hits Uden, Netherlands

1stHistoric Invention

Jun 20 Samuel Morse patents his telegraph

Inventor Samuel Morse
Inventor
Samuel Morse

Birthdays in History

  • Jun 2 Thomas Hardy, poet and novelist (Far from the Madding Crowd), born in Higher Bockhampton, Dorset (d. 1928)
  • Jun 3 Eugeen van Oye, Flemish writer/poet (Morning Twilight)
  • Jun 6 William Francis Bartlett, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • Jun 7 Carlota of Mexico, princess of Belgium and empress consort of Mexico (1864-67), born in Brussels, Belgium
  • Jun 10 Thomas Fentress Toon, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1902)
  • Jun 10 Theodor Philipsen Danish painter (d. 1920)
  • Jun 11 Henri Braekeleer, Flemish painter/etser
  • Jun 16 Ernst Otto Schlick, German engineer (d. 1913)
  • Jun 22 Ernest Debes, German cartographer (Baedeker)

Deaths in History

  • Jun 6 Marcellin Champagnat, French priest (b. 1789)
  • Jun 7 Frederik Willem III, King of Prussia (1797-1840), dies at 69
  • Jun 19 John Cockerill, English/Belgian industrial/orangist, dies at 50
  • Jun 25 Leopold count of Limburg Stirum, Dutch general/politician, dies at 82
  • Jun 29 Lucien Bonaparte, prince of Canino/Musignano, dies at 65