On This Day

What Happened on December 18, 1839

Historical Events

  • 1st celestial photograph (of Moon) made in US by John Draper in New York City

Famous Deaths

  • Charles-Henri Plantade, French composer, dies at 75

Person of interestJean-Baptiste Lamarck

Jean-Baptiste Lamarck, French naturalist (Lamarckian evolution), dies at 85

French Naturalist Jean-Baptiste Lamarck
French Naturalist
Jean-Baptiste Lamarck

1839 Highlights

About December 18, 1839

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 180 years, 10 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Sagittarius