On This Day

What Happened on January 25, 1840

Historical Events


DiscoveryHistoric Expedition

American naval expedition under Charles Wilkes is first to identify Antarctica as a new continent

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

1840 Highlights

About January 25, 1840

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 181 years
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Aquarius