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What Happened on April 27, 1840

Historical Events


UKPalace of Westminster

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

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The Palace of Westminster, London
The Palace of Westminster, London
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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? 180 years, 6 months and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Taurus