What Happened on May 5, 1840

Historical Events

Event of Interest

Thomas Carlyle begins his famous lecture series "The Hero as Divinity", later collected in his book "On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and The Heroic in History"

Famous Deaths

  • Gottlob Benedikt Bierey, German composer, dies at 67
  • Matthäus Fischer, German organist and composer, dies at 76
1840 Highlights

About May 5, 1840

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 182 years, 10 months and 20 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Taurus