On This Day

What Happened on September 27, 1840

Famous Birthdays

  • Alfred Thayer Mahan, American naval officer (Influence of Sea Power), born in West Point, New York (d. 1914)

Person of interestThomas Nast

Thomas Nast, German-American caricaturist and political cartoonist of late 1800s America, born in Landau, Germany (d. 1902)

Political Cartoonist Thomas Nast
Political Cartoonist
Thomas Nast

1840 Highlights

About September 27, 1840

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 180 years, 2 months and 5 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Libra