What Happened on February 29, 1840

Famous Birthdays

John Philip Holland (1840-1914)

Irish engineer and father of the modern submarine, born in Liscannor, Ireland

  • William Harvey Carney, American Civil War soldier (first African-American to be awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor), born in Norfolk, Virginia (d. 1908)
Born in 1840
1840 Highlights

About February 29, 1840

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 183 years, 7 months and 4 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Pisces