On This Day

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

  • Father Joseph Damien de Veuster, Belgian helped lepers in Hawaii
1840 Highlights

About January 3, 1840

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 180 years, 9 months and 16 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Capricorn