On This Day

September 1840 in History

Birthdays in History

  • Sep 2 Giovanni Verga, Italian writer (Eros)
  • Sep 21 Murad V, 33rd Sultan of the Ottoman Empire (1876), born in Istanbul, Ottoman Empire (d. 1904)
  • Sep 26 Louis-Olivier Taillon, French Canadian politician, born in Terrebonne, Lower Canada (d. 1923)
  • Sep 27 Alfred Thayer Mahan, American naval officer (Influence of Sea Power), born in West Point, New York (d. 1914)

Thomas Nast

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

  • Sep 28 Sandie [Alexander Swift] Pendleton, American Lieutenant Colonel (Confederate Army), born in Alexandria, Virginia (d. 1864)
  • Sep 28 Rudolf Baumbach, German writer of student drinking songs, born in Kranichfeld, Germany (d. 1905)

Weddings in History

Deaths in History

  • Sep 8 John Hendricus van de Palm, Dutch linguist and theologist, dies at 77
  • Sep 11 Johannes Hendricus van der Palm, Dutch theologist and Minister of Education, dies at 77
  • Sep 22 Princess Augusta Sophia of the United Kingdom, 6th child and second daughter of King George III and Queen Charlotte, dies at 71
  • Sep 22 Anne Lister, English diarist 'the 1st modern lesbian', dies of a fever at 49
  • Sep 25 Jacques-Etienne-Joseph-Alexandre Macdonald, Duc de Tarente, soldier