On This Day

What Happened on January 18, 1840

Historical Events

  • The Electro-Magnet, and Mechanics Intelligencer, 1st US electrical journal, appears

Famous Birthdays

  • Austin Dobson, England, poet/critic/biographer
  • Ernst Rudorff, German pianist, composer, and teacher, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1916)
1840 Highlights

About January 18, 1840

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 181 years, 8 months and 1 day
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Capricorn