What Happened on July 4, 1840

Historical Events

  • The Cunard Line's 700 ton wooden paddle steamer RMS Britannia departs from Liverpool bound for Halifax, Nova Scotia on the first transatlantic crossing with a scheduled end

Famous Birthdays

  • James McGranahan, American composer, born in Adamsville, Pennsylvania (d. 1907)

Famous Deaths

Karl Ferdinand von GraefeKarl Ferdinand von Graefe (1787-1840)

German surgeon who helped create modern plastic Immunologist, dies at 53

1840 Highlights

About July 4, 1840

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 182 years, 7 months and 4 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Cancer