On This Day

What Happened on January 22, 1840

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • New Zealand Company settlers arrive aboard the Aurora at Te Whanganui a Tara, which becomes Port Nicholson, Wellington

Famous Birthdays

  • Ernest Roland Wilberforce, English bishop (d. 1907)

Famous Deaths

  • Johann Friedrich Blumenbach, German anthropologist (b. 1752)