What Happened on May 6, 1840

Historical Events

Penny Black

World's first adhesive postage stamp, the "Penny Black", is first used in Great Britain

Famous Deaths

  • Francisco de Paula Santander, Colombian president and independence leader (b. 1792)
1840 Highlights

About May 6, 1840

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 182 years, 8 months and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Taurus