What Happened on May 1, 1840

Historical Events

Penny Black

"Penny Black", the world's first adhesive postage stamp issued by Great Britain

Famous Weddings

Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Women's rights activist Elizabeth Cady Stanton (24) weds fellow abolitionist Henry Brewster Stanton (34)

1840 Highlights

About May 1, 1840

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 182 years, 10 months and 19 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Taurus