May 1, 1840 in History

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in History

  • "Penny Blacks", first adhesive postage stamps issued by Great Britain

Weddings in History


HeartWedding of Interest

Women's rights activist Elizabeth Cady Stanton (24) weds fellow abolitionist Henry Brewster Stanton (34)

Women's Rights Activist Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Women's Rights Activist
Elizabeth Cady Stanton