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What Happened on February 16, 1840

Historical Events


DiscoveryHistoric Discovery

American Charles Wilkes discovers Shackleton Ice Shelf, Antarctica

Naval Officer and Explorer Charles Wilkes
Naval Officer and Explorer
Charles Wilkes

1840 Highlights

About February 16, 1840

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 180 years, 11 months and 11 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Aquarius