October 1840 in History

Events in History

  • Oct 7 Willem I resigns as king of Netherlands
  • Oct 8 First Hawaiian constitution proclaimed
  • Oct 14 Maronite leader Bashir II surrenders to the British forces and goes into exile in Malta.

Birthdays in History

  • Oct 5 John Addington Symonds, British historian and writer (Probs in Greek Ethics), born in Bristol, England (d. 1893)
  • Oct 9 Simeon Solomon, English Pre-Raphaelite painter, born in London (d. 1905)
  • Oct 15 Honoré Mercier, Canadian politician and 9th Premier of Quebec (1887-91), born in Saint-Athanase, Lower Canada (d. 1894)
  • Oct 16 Kuroda Kiyotaka, 2nd Prime Minister of Japan (1894-1899), born in Kagoshima, Satsuma Domain (d. 1900)
  • Oct 30 William G Sumner, US sociologist, political analyst, born in Paterson, New Jersey (d. 1910)
  • Oct 31 Franz Müller, German tailor and first train murderer (killing Thomas Briggs) (d. 1864)

Deaths in History

  • Oct 6 François Budan de Boislaurent, French mathematician, dies at 80