What Happened in September 1840

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 2 Giovanni Verga, Italian writer (Eros)
  • Sep 3 Jacob Fabricius, composer
  • Sep 9 Gentil T Antheunis, Flemish poet/music/composer
  • Sep 14 George Elbridge Whiting, composer
  • Sep 21 Murad V, sultan of Turkey (1876)
  • Sep 26 Louis-Olivier Taillon, French Canadian politician (d. 1923)
  • Sep 27 Alfred Thayer Mahan, American naval officer (Influence of Sea Power)

Person of interestThomas Nast

Sep 27 Thomas Nast, German political cartoonist of late 1800s America, born in Landau, Germany (d. 1902)

Political Cartoonist Thomas Nast
Political Cartoonist
Thomas Nast
  • Sep 28 Alexander Swift "Sandie" Pendleton, Lt-Col (Confederate Army)
  • Sep 28 Rudolf Baumbach, Thuringia [Germany], writer of student drinking songs
  • Sep 30 Johan Severin Svendsen, composer

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 6 Publisher James Gordon Bennett (45) weds Henrietta Agnes Crean in NYC, New York

Founder of the New York Herald James Gordon Bennett
Founder of the New York Herald
James Gordon Bennett
  • Sep 12 Composer Robert Schumann marries Clara Wieck

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 8 John H van de Palm, theologist/literature/speaker, dies at 77
  • Sep 15 Franz Xaver Pechacek, composer, dies at 47
  • Sep 22 Princess Augusta Sophia of the United Kingdom, dies at 71
  • Sep 25 Jacques-Etienne-Joseph-Alexandre Macdonald, Duc de Tarente, soldier