On This Day

What Happened on March 23, 1840

Historical Events

  • Draper takes 1st successful photo of the Moon (daguerreotype)

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? 181 years, 6 months and 29 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Aries