What Happened on January 3, 1840

Historical Events

  • 1st deep sea sounding by James Clark Ross in south Atlantic at 2425 fathoms (14,450 feet)

Famous Birthdays

  • Saint Damien, [Joseph de Veuster], Belgian priest and missionary who helped lepers in Hawaii, born in Tremelo, Belgium (d. 1889)
Born in 1840
1840 Highlights

About January 3, 1840

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 183 years, 2 months and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Capricorn