What Happened on March 23, 1840

Historical Events

  • John William Draper takes 1st successful photo in US of the Moon (daguerreotype), in New York City

Famous Deaths

  • William Maclure, Scottish-American Geologist (first geological map), dies at 76
1840 Highlights

About March 23, 1840

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 183 years, 2 months and 16 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Aries