On This Day

What Happened on December 2, 1840

Historical Events

  • Gaetano Donizetti's opera "La Favorita" premieres in Paris

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

William Henry Harrison elected the 9th President of the United States of America

9th US President William Henry Harrison
9th US President
William Henry Harrison

1840 Highlights

About December 2, 1840

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 179 years, 11 months and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Sagittarius