On This Day

What Happened on June 6, 1840

Famous Birthdays

  • John Stainer, English composer (The Crucifixion), born in Southwark, London (d. 1901)
  • William Francis Bartlett, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Haverhill, Massachusetts (d. 1876)

Famous Deaths

  • Marcellin Champagnat, French priest (b. 1789)
1840 Highlights

About June 6, 1840

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 180 years, 4 months and 14 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Gemini