On This Day

What Happened on January 10, 1840

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Uniform Penny Post mail system starts throughout the United Kingdom

Famous Birthdays

  • Louis Nazaire Bégin, French Canadian archbishop and cardinal, born in Lévis, Canada (d. 1925)

Famous Deaths

  • Princess Elizabeth of the United Kingdom, 7th child and 3rd daughter of King George III and Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, dies at 69