On This Day

What Happened on April 27, 1840

Historical Events

Palace of Westminster

Foundation stone for new Palace of Westminster, London, laid by Sarah Barry wife of its architect Charles Barry

Famous Birthdays

  • Edward Whymper, English mountaineer, 1st to climb Matterhorn (1865), born in London (d. 1911)
1840 Highlights

About April 27, 1840

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 181 years, 7 months and 3 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Taurus