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325 relations: Abraham Lincoln, Act of Union 1840, Adélie Land, Adolphe Thiers, Albert, Prince Consort, Alcoholism, Alexander S. Wolcott, Alfred Percy Sinnett, Alfred Thayer Mahan, Alphonse Daudet, Anti-Slavery International, April, April 15, April 2, April 22, April 25, April 27, April 3, April 9, August 10, August 25, August 4, August Bebel, August Borsig, Augusta Lundin, Auguste Rodin, Austrian Empire, Émile Munier, Émile Zola, Baltimore, Bashir Shihab II, Beirut, Benjamin Baker (engineer), Berlin–Halle railway, Binche, Blood libel, Broadway (Manhattan), Carl Ludvig Engel, Carl Menger, Carlota of Mexico, Caspar David Friedrich, Charles Lock Eastlake, Charles Wilkes, Chittagong, Claude Monet, Condé Montrose Nast, Constantine Samuel Rafinesque, Convention of London (1840), Crazy Horse, Cunard Line, ..., D. M. Canright, Daguerreotype, Damascus, Damascus affair, David Livingstone, December 11, December 15, December 17, December 21, December 7, Demetrius Augustine Gallitzin, Derby Arboretum, Dugald Drummond, Edward Stanley Gibbons, Edward Whymper, Egypt Eyalet, Egyptian–Ottoman War (1839–41), Emin Pasha, Emperor Kōkaku, Empire of Brazil, England, Ernest Wilberforce, Ernst Abbe, Exeter Hall, Father Damien, February, February 10, February 11, February 13, February 15, February 21, February 22, February 23, February 29, February 4, February 5, February 6, February 9, First Anglo-Afghan War, First Opium War, Fortsas hoax, Frances Burney, Francisco de Paula Santander, Frederick William III of Prussia, Frederick William IV of Prussia, French ship Belle Poule (1828), Gaetano Donizetti, George C. Magoun, George Stephenson, George Wolf, German Confederation, Great Natchez Tornado, H. G. Haugan, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Helena Modjeska, Herald Sun, Hiram Maxim, Hugh Lee Pattinson, Ice age, Indian subcontinent, J. M. W. Turner, January 1, January 10, January 13, January 18, January 19, January 21, January 22, January 23, January 26, January 3, January 6, Józef Kossakowski (colonel), Johann Friedrich Blumenbach, John Boyd Dunlop, John Clayton Adams, John Gabriel Perboyre, John Johnson (inventor), John Philip Holland, Johnny Appleseed, José Gaspar Rodríguez de Francia, Joseph Smith, Joseph Smith Sr., Joseph Strutt (philanthropist), Jules Dumont d'Urville, July 15, July 21, July 23, July 4, July 7, July Monarchy, June 10, June 12, June 13, June 14, June 2, June 21, June 23, June 7, Karl Leberecht Immermann, King's College Hospital, Kingdom of Prussia, Kuroda Kiyotaka, La fille du régiment, Les Invalides, Lexington (steamship), List of sultans of the Ottoman Empire, Liverpool, Long Island, Louis Agassiz, Louisa Capper, Malta, March 1, March 11, March 12, March 28, March 31, March 4, March 9, Maronite Church, Martin Van Buren, Masataka Kawase, May 1, May 13, May 14, May 21, May 25, May 26, May 27, May 6, May 7, Melbourne, Murad V, Napoleon, Natchez, Mississippi, Negro, Netherlands, New York City, New Zealand, Niagara Falls, Niccolò Paganini, Nicolas Joseph Maison, Nikolai Stankevich, North West England, November 12, November 14, November 2, November 21, November 29, November 4, November 7, Nozu Michitsura, October 12, October 14, October 16, October 7, October 9, Odilon Redon, Oglala Lakota, Ottoman Empire, Pedro II of Brazil, Penny Black, Philately, Physician, Postage stamp, Praskovya Uvarova, Prime Minister of Japan, Province of Canada, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Queen Victoria, Raleigh and Gaston Railroad, Raleigh, North Carolina, Rhoda Broughton, Rhodes, Rhodes blood libel, Richard von Krafft-Ebing, Robert Wentworth Little, Russian Empire, Saint Helena, September 10, September 11, September 14, September 16, September 18, September 20, September 22, September 27, September 30, Sidney Smith (Royal Navy officer), Siméon Denis Poisson, Simeon Solomon, Solomon Islands, Sophia Jex-Blake, Sophie Opel, Stanley Gibbons, Steam locomotive, Stockport Viaduct, Sublime Porte, Tea, Teetotalism, The Slave Ship, Theodor Philipsen, Theory of Colours, Thomas Hardy, Tinakula, Titu Maiorescu, Ton, Treaty of Waitangi, Types of volcanic eruptions, Uniform Penny Post, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, United States Census Bureau, United States Exploring Expedition, United States presidential election, 1840, Victoria, Princess Royal, Washingtonian movement, Weldon, North Carolina, Wellington, Wilkes Land, William F. Nast, William Henry Harrison, William Hobson, William II of the Netherlands, William T. Sampson, Williamson Tunnels, Wilmington and Raleigh Railroad, Wilmington, North Carolina, Women's suffrage in the United States, World Anti-Slavery Convention, 1752, 1764, 1766, 1769, 1770, 1771, 1774, 1776, 1777, 1778, 1781, 1782, 1783, 1792, 1796, 1802, 1813, 1877, 1878, 1889, 1892, 1893, 1895, 1897, 1900, 1901, 1902, 1904, 1905, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1909, 1911, 1912, 1913, 1914, 1916, 1917, 1919, 1920, 1921, 1924, 1926, 1927, 1928. Expand index (275 more) »

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865) was an American statesman and lawyer who served as the 16th President of the United States from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865.

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Act of Union 1840

The British North America Act, 1840 (3 & 4 Victoria, c.35), commonly known as the Act of Union 1840, was enacted in July 1840 and proclaimed February 10, 1841 in Montréal.

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Adélie Land

Adélie Land (French: Terre Adélie) is a claimed territory on the continent of Antarctica.

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Adolphe Thiers

Marie Joseph Louis Adolphe Thiers (15 April 17973 September 1877) was a French statesman and historian.

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Albert, Prince Consort

Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (Francis Albert Augustus Charles Emmanuel; 26 August 1819 – 14 December 1861) was the husband and consort of Queen Victoria.

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Alcoholism, also known as alcohol use disorder (AUD), is a broad term for any drinking of alcohol that results in mental or physical health problems.

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Alexander S. Wolcott

Alexander Simon Wolcott (also Alexander S. Wolcott and A. S. Wolcott; June 14, 1804 – March 26, 1844) was a maker of medical supplies.

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Alfred Percy Sinnett

Alfred Percy Sinnett (18 January 1840, in London – 26 June 1921) was an English author and theosophist.

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Alfred Thayer Mahan

Alfred Thayer Mahan (September 27, 1840 – December 1, 1914) was a United States naval officer and historian, whom John Keegan called "the most important American strategist of the nineteenth century." His book The Influence of Sea Power Upon History, 1660–1783 (1890) won immediate recognition, especially in Europe, and with its successor, The Influence of Sea Power Upon the French Revolution and Empire, 1793–1812 (1892), made him world-famous and perhaps the most influential American author of the nineteenth century.

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Alphonse Daudet

Alphonse Daudet (13 May 184016 December 1897) was a French novelist.

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Anti-Slavery International

Anti-Slavery International is an international non-governmental organization, registered charity and a lobby group, based in the United Kingdom.

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April is the fourth month of the year in the Gregorian calendar, the fifth in the early Julian, the first of four months to have a length of 30 days, and the second of five months to have a length of less than 31 days.

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April 15

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April 2

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April 22

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April 25

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April 27

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April 3

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April 9

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August 10

The term 'the 10th of August' is widely used by historians as a shorthand for the Storming of the Tuileries Palace on the 10th of August, 1792, the effective end of the French monarchy until it was restored in 1814.

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August 25

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August 4

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August Bebel

Ferdinand August Bebel (22 February 1840 – 13 August 1913) was a German socialist politician, writer, and orator.

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August Borsig

Johann Friedrich August Borsig (23 June 1804 – 6 July 1854) was a German businessman who founded the Borsig-Werke factory.

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Augusta Lundin

Augusta Lundin (13 June 1840 in Kristianstad – 20 February 1919) was a Swedish fashion designer.

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Auguste Rodin

François Auguste René Rodin (12 November 1840 – 17 November 1917), known as Auguste Rodin, was a French sculptor.

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Austrian Empire

The Austrian Empire (Kaiserthum Oesterreich, modern spelling Kaisertum Österreich) was a Central European multinational great power from 1804 to 1919, created by proclamation out of the realms of the Habsburgs.

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Émile Munier

Émile Munier (2 June 1840 – 29 June 1895) was a French academic artist and student of William-Adolphe Bouguereau.

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Émile Zola

Émile Édouard Charles Antoine Zola (2 April 1840 – 29 September 1902) was a French novelist, playwright, journalist, the best-known practitioner of the literary school of naturalism, and an important contributor to the development of theatrical naturalism.

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Baltimore is the largest city in the U.S. state of Maryland, and the 30th-most populous city in the United States.

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Bashir Shihab II

Bashir Shihab II (also spelt "Bachir Chehab II"; 2 January 1767–1850.) was a Lebanese emir who ruled Lebanon in the first half of the 19th century.

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Beirut (بيروت, Beyrouth) is the capital and largest city of Lebanon.

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Benjamin Baker (engineer)

Sir Benjamin Baker (31 March 1840 – 19 May 1907) was an eminent English civil engineer who worked in mid to late Victorian era.

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Berlin–Halle railway

The Berlin–Halle railway, sometimes called the Anhalt railway (German: Anhalter Bahn), is a twin-track, electrified main line found in the German city and state of Berlin, and the states of Brandenburg and Sachsen-Anhalt.

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Binche (Bince) is a Walloon city and municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut.

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Blood libel

Blood libel (also blood accusation) is an accusationTurvey, Brent E. Criminal Profiling: An Introduction to Behavioral Evidence Analysis, Academic Press, 2008, p. 3.

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Broadway (Manhattan)

Broadway is a road in the U.S. state of New York.

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Carl Ludvig Engel

Carl Ludvig Engel, or Johann Carl Ludwig Engel (3 July 1778 – 14 May 1840), was a German architect known for his Empire style, a phase of Neoclassicism.

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Carl Menger

Carl Menger (February 23, 1840 – February 26, 1921) was an Austrian economist and the founder of the Austrian School of economics.

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Carlota of Mexico

Carlota of Mexico (7 June 1840 – 19 January 1927) was a Belgian princess who became Empress of Mexico by marriage to Emperor Maximilian I of Mexico.

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Caspar David Friedrich

Caspar David Friedrich (5 September 1774 – 7 May 1840) was a 19th-century German Romantic landscape painter, generally considered the most important German artist of his generation.

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Charles Lock Eastlake

Sir Charles Lock Eastlake (17 November 1793 – 24 December 1865) was an English painter, gallery director, collector and writer of the early 19th century.

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Charles Wilkes

Charles Wilkes (April 3, 1798 – February 8, 1877) was an American naval officer, ship's captain, and explorer.

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Chittagong, officially known as Chattogram, is a major coastal city and financial centre in southeastern Bangladesh.

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Claude Monet

Oscar-Claude Monet (14 November 1840 – 5 December 1926) was a founder of French Impressionist painting, and the most consistent and prolific practitioner of the movement's philosophy of expressing one's perceptions before nature, especially as applied to plein air landscape painting.

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Condé Montrose Nast

Condé Montrose Nast (March 26, 1873 – September 19, 1942) was an American publisher, entrepreneur and business magnate.

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Constantine Samuel Rafinesque

Constantine Samuel Rafinesque-Schmaltz, as he is known in Europe (October 22, 1783 – September 18, 1840), was a nineteenth-century polymath born near Constantinople in the Ottoman Empire and self-educated in France.

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Convention of London (1840)

The Convention of London of 1840 was a treaty with the title of Convention for the Pacification of the Levant, signed on 15 July 1840 between the Great Powers of United Kingdom, Austria, Prussia, Russia on one hand and the Ottoman Empire on the other.

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Crazy Horse

Crazy Horse (italic in Standard Lakota Orthography, IPA:,; – September 5, 1877) was a Native American war leader of the Oglala Lakota in the 19th century.

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Cunard Line

Cunard Line is a British-American cruise line based at Carnival House at Southampton, England, operated by Carnival UK and owned by Carnival Corporation & plc.

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D. M. Canright

Dudley Marvin Canright (September 22, 1840 – May 12, 1919) was a pastor in the Seventh-day Adventist Church for 22 years, who later left the church and became one of its severest critics.

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The Daguerreotype (daguerréotype) process, or daguerreotypy, was the first publicly available photographic process, and for nearly twenty years it was the one most commonly used.

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Damascus (دمشق, Syrian) is the capital of the Syrian Arab Republic; it is also the country's largest city, following the decline in population of Aleppo due to the battle for the city.

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Damascus affair

The Damascus affair of 1840 refers to the arrest of thirteen notable members of the Jewish community of Damascus who were accused of murdering a Christian monk for ritual purposes.

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David Livingstone

David Livingstone (19 March 1813 – 1 May 1873) was a Scottish Christian Congregationalist, pioneer medical missionary with the London Missionary Society, an explorer in Africa, and one of the most popular British heroes of the late-19th-century Victorian era.

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December 11

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December 15

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December 17

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December 21

In the Northern Hemisphere, December 21 is usually the shortest day of the year and is sometimes regarded as the first day of winter.

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December 7

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Demetrius Augustine Gallitzin

Prince Demetrius Augustine Gallitzin (December 22, 1770 – May 6, 1840) was an emigre Russian aristocrat and Roman Catholic priest known as The Apostle of the Alleghenies.

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Derby Arboretum

Derby Arboretum is a public park and arboretum in the city of Derby, England, located about south of the city centre in the Rose Hill area.

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Dugald Drummond

Dugald Drummond (1 January 1840 – 8 November 1912) was a Scottish steam locomotive engineer.

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Edward Stanley Gibbons

Edward Stanley Gibbons (21 June 1840 – 17 February 1913) was an English stamp dealer and founder of Stanley Gibbons Ltd, publishers of the famous Stanley Gibbons stamp catalogue and other stamp-related books and magazines.

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Edward Whymper

Edward Whymper (27 April 1840 – 16 September 1911) was an English mountaineer, explorer, illustrator, and author best known for the first ascent of the Matterhorn in 1865.

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Egypt Eyalet

The Eyalet of Egypt was the result of the conquest of Mamluk Egypt by the Ottoman Empire in 1517, following the Ottoman–Mamluk War (1516–1517) and the absorption of Syria into the Empire in 1516.

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Egyptian–Ottoman War (1839–41)

The Second Egyptian–Ottoman War or Second Turko–Egyptian War lasted from 1839 until 1841 and was fought mainly in Syria, whence it is sometimes referred as the (Second) Syrian War.

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Emin Pasha

Schnitzer in 1875 Mehmed Emin Pasha (born Isaak Eduard Schnitzer, baptized Eduard Carl Oscar Theodor Schnitzer; March 28, 1840 – October 23, 1892) was an Ottoman physician of German Jewish origin, naturalist, and governor of the Egyptian province of Equatoria on the upper Nile.

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Emperor Kōkaku

was the 119th emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession.

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Empire of Brazil

The Empire of Brazil was a 19th-century state that broadly comprised the territories which form modern Brazil and (until 1828) Uruguay.

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England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom.

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Ernest Wilberforce

Ernest Roland Wilberforce (22 January 1840 – 9 September 1907) was an Anglican clergyman and bishop.

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Ernst Abbe

Ernst Karl Abbe HonFRMS (23 January 1840 – 14 January 1905) was a German physicist, optical scientist, entrepreneur, and social reformer.

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Exeter Hall

Exeter Hall was a hall on the north side of The Strand, London, England.

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Father Damien

Father Damien or Saint Damien of Molokai, SS.CC. or Saint Damien De Veuster (Pater Damiaan or Heilige Damiaan van Molokai; 3 January 1840 – 15 April 1889), born Jozef De Veuster, was a Roman Catholic priest from Belgium and member of the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, a missionary religious institute.

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February is the second and shortest month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian calendar with 28 days in common years and 29 days in leap years, with the quadrennial 29th day being called the leap day.

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February 10

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February 11

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February 13

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February 15

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February 21

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February 22

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February 23

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February 29

February 29, also known as leap day or leap year day, is a date added to most years that are divisible by 4, such as 2008, 2012, 2016, 2020, and 2024.

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February 4

This day marks the approximate midpoint of winter in the Northern Hemisphere and of summer in the Southern Hemisphere (starting the season at the December solstice).

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February 5

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February 6

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February 9

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First Anglo-Afghan War

The First Anglo-Afghan War (also known as Disaster in Afghanistan) was fought between British imperial India and the Emirate of Afghanistan from 1839 to 1842.

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First Opium War

The First Opium War (第一次鴉片戰爭), also known as the Opium War or the Anglo-Chinese War, was a series of military engagements fought between the United Kingdom and the Qing dynasty of China over their conflicting viewpoints on diplomatic relations, trade, and the administration of justice in China.

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Fortsas hoax

The Fortsas hoax refers to an incident in Binche, Belgium, in 1840.

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Frances Burney

Frances Burney (13 June 17526 January 1840), also known as Fanny Burney and after her marriage as Madame d'Arblay, was an English satirical novelist, diarist and playwright.

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Francisco de Paula Santander

Francisco José de Paula Santander y Omaña (Villa del Rosario de Cúcuta, Colombia, April 2, 1792 – Santafé de Bogotá, Colombia, May 6, 1840), was a Colombian military and political leader during the 1810–1819 independence war of the United Provinces of New Granada (present-day Colombia).

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Frederick William III of Prussia

Frederick William III (Friedrich Wilhelm III) (3 August 1770 – 7 June 1840) was king of Prussia from 1797 to 1840.

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Frederick William IV of Prussia

Frederick William IV (Friedrich Wilhelm IV.; 15 October 17952 January 1861), the eldest son and successor of Frederick William III of Prussia, reigned as King of Prussia from 1840 to 1861.

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French ship Belle Poule (1828)

Belle-Poule was a 60-gun first rank frigate of the French Navy.

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Gaetano Donizetti

Domenico Gaetano Maria Donizetti (29 November 1797 – 8 April 1848) was an Italian composer.

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George C. Magoun

George C. Magoun (August 25, 1840 – December 20, 1893) was, in the late 1880s, the Chairman of the Board of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway.

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George Stephenson

George Stephenson (9 June 1781 – 12 August 1848) was a British civil engineer and mechanical engineer.

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George Wolf

George Wolf (August 12, 1777March 11, 1840) was the seventh Governor of Pennsylvania from 1829 to 1835.

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German Confederation

The German Confederation (Deutscher Bund) was an association of 39 German-speaking states in Central Europe, created by the Congress of Vienna in 1815 to coordinate the economies of separate German-speaking countries and to replace the former Holy Roman Empire, which had been dissolved in 1806.

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Great Natchez Tornado

The Great Natchez Tornado hit Natchez, Mississippi, on May 7, 1840.

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H. G. Haugan


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Halifax, Nova Scotia

Halifax, officially known as the Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM), is the capital of the Canadian province of Nova Scotia.

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Helena Modjeska

Helena Modjeska (October 12, 1840 – April 8, 1909), whose actual Polish surname was Modrzejewska, was a renowned actress who specialized in Shakespearean and tragic roles.

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Herald Sun

The Herald Sun is a morning newspaper based in Melbourne, Australia published by The Herald and Weekly Times, a subsidiary of News Corp Australia, itself a subsidiary of News Corp. The Herald Sun primarily serves Victoria and shares many articles with other News Corporation daily newspapers, especially those from Australia. It is also available for purchase in Tasmania, the Australian Capital Territory and border regions of South Australia and southern New South Wales such as the Riverina and NSW South Coast, and is available digitally through its website and apps. In March 2009, the paper had a daily circulation of 530,000 from Monday to Friday.

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Hiram Maxim

Sir Hiram Stevens Maxim (5 February 1840 – 24 November 1916) was an American-born British inventor, best known as the creator of the Maxim Gun, the first portable fully automatic machine gun.

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Hugh Lee Pattinson

Hugh Lee Pattinson FRS (25 December 1796 – 11 November 1858) was an English industrial chemist.

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Ice age

An ice age is a period of long-term reduction in the temperature of Earth's surface and atmosphere, resulting in the presence or expansion of continental and polar ice sheets and alpine glaciers.

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Indian subcontinent

The Indian subcontinent is a southern region and peninsula of Asia, mostly situated on the Indian Plate and projecting southwards into the Indian Ocean from the Himalayas.

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J. M. W. Turner

Joseph Mallord William Turner (23 April 177519 December 1851), known as J. M. W. Turner and contemporarily as William Turner, was an English Romantic painter, printmaker and watercolourist, known for his expressive colourisation, imaginative landscapes and turbulent, often violent marine paintings.

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January 1

January 1 is the first day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar.

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January 10

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January 13

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January 3

Perihelion, the point during the year when the Earth is closest to the Sun, occurs around this date.

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Józef Kossakowski (colonel)

Ślepowron'', the coat of arms of Korwin-Kossakowski Józef Dominik Korwin-Kossakowski (16 August 1771 in Vaitkuškis near Ukmergė – 2 November 1840 in Warsaw), was a Polish–Lithuanian statesman and military commander, a participant of Targowica Confederation and a colonel of the Polish Army.

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Johann Friedrich Blumenbach

Johann Friedrich Blumenbach (11 May 1752 – 22 January 1840) was a German physician, naturalist, physiologist, and anthropologist.

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John Boyd Dunlop

John Boyd Dunlop (5 February 1840 – 23 October 1921) was a Scottish inventor and veterinary surgeon who spent most of his career in Ireland.

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John Clayton Adams

John Clayton Adams or J. Clayton Adams (1840 – 20 June 1906) was an English landscape artist.

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John Gabriel Perboyre

John Gabriel Perboyre, C.M. (Jean-Gabriel Perboyre), was a French priest, who served as a missionary in China, where he became a martyr.

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John Johnson (inventor)

John Johnson (May 28, 1813 – May 3, 1871) was an instrument maker of dental supplies.

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John Philip Holland

John Philip Holland (Seán Pilib Ó hUallacháin/Ó Maolchalann) (24 February 184112 August 1914) was an Irish-American engineer who developed the first submarine to be formally commissioned by the US Navy, and the first Royal Navy submarine, Holland 1.

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Johnny Appleseed

John Chapman (September 26, 1774 – March 18, 1845), better known as Johnny Appleseed, was an American pioneer nurseryman who introduced apple trees to large parts of Pennsylvania, Ontario, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois, as well as the northern counties of present-day West Virginia.

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José Gaspar Rodríguez de Francia


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Joseph Smith

Joseph Smith Jr. (December 23, 1805 – June 27, 1844) was an American religious leader and founder of Mormonism and the Latter Day Saint movement.

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Joseph Smith Sr.

Joseph Smith Sr. (July 12, 1771 – September 14, 1840) was the father of Joseph Smith Jr., the founder of the Latter Day Saint movement.

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Joseph Strutt (philanthropist)

Joseph Strutt (1765–1844) was an English businessman and philanthropist, whose wealth came from the family textile business.

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Jules Dumont d'Urville

Jules Sébastien César Dumont d'Urville (23 May 1790 – 8 May 1842) was a French explorer, naval officer and rear admiral, who explored the south and western Pacific, Australia, New Zealand and Antarctica.

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July 15

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July 21

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July 23

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July 4

The Aphelion, the point in the year when the Earth is farthest from the Sun, occurs around this date.

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July 7

The terms 7th July, July 7th, and 7/7 (pronounced "Seven-seven") have been widely used in the Western media as a shorthand for the 7 July 2005 bombings on London's transport system.

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July Monarchy

The July Monarchy (Monarchie de Juillet) was a liberal constitutional monarchy in France under Louis Philippe I, starting with the July Revolution of 1830 and ending with the Revolution of 1848.

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June 10

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June 12

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June 13

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June 14

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June 2

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June 21

This day usually marks the summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere and the winter solstice in the Southern Hemisphere, which is the day of the year with the most hours of daylight in the Northern Hemisphere and the fewest hours of daylight in the Southern Hemisphere.

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June 23

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June 7

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Karl Leberecht Immermann

Karl Leberecht Immermann (24 April 1796 – 25 August 1840) was a German dramatist, novelist and a poet.

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King's College Hospital

King's College Hospital is an acute care facility in Denmark Hill, Camberwell in the London Borough of Lambeth, referred to locally and by staff simply as "King's" or abbreviated internally to "KCH".

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Kingdom of Prussia

The Kingdom of Prussia (Königreich Preußen) was a German kingdom that constituted the state of Prussia between 1701 and 1918.

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Kuroda Kiyotaka

Count, also known as, was a Japanese politician of the Meiji era.

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La fille du régiment

(The Daughter of the Regiment) is an opéra comique in two acts by Gaetano Donizetti, set to a French libretto by Jules-Henri Vernoy de Saint-Georges and Jean-François Bayard.

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Les Invalides

Les Invalides, commonly known as Hôtel national des Invalides (The National Residence of the Invalids), or also as Hôtel des Invalides, is a complex of buildings in the 7th arrondissement of Paris, France, containing museums and monuments, all relating to the military history of France, as well as a hospital and a retirement home for war veterans, the building's original purpose.

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Lexington (steamship)

The Lexington was a paddlewheel steamboat that operated along the Atlantic coast of the Northeastern United States between 1835 and 1840, before sinking in January 1840 due to an onboard fire.

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List of sultans of the Ottoman Empire

The sultans of the Ottoman Empire (Osmanlı padişahları), who were all members of the Ottoman dynasty (House of Osman), ruled over the transcontinental empire from its perceived inception in 1299 to its dissolution in 1922.

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Liverpool is a city in North West England, with an estimated population of 491,500 in 2017.

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Long Island

Long Island is a densely populated island off the East Coast of the United States, beginning at New York Harbor just 0.35 miles (0.56 km) from Manhattan Island and extending eastward into the Atlantic Ocean.

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Louis Agassiz

Jean Louis Rodolphe Agassiz (May 28, 1807December 14, 1873) was a Swiss-American biologist and geologist recognized as an innovative and prodigious scholar of Earth's natural history.

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Louisa Capper

Louisa Capper (1776–1840) was an English writer, philosopher and poet of the 19th century.

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Malta, officially known as the Republic of Malta (Repubblika ta' Malta), is a Southern European island country consisting of an archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea.

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March 11

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March 12

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March 28

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March 31

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March 4

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March 9

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Maronite Church

The Maronite Church (الكنيسة المارونية) is an Eastern Catholic sui iuris particular church in full communion with the Pope and the Catholic Church, with self-governance under the Code of Canons of the Eastern Churches.

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Martin Van Buren

Maarten "Martin" Van Buren (December 5, 1782 – July 24, 1862) was an American statesman who served as the eighth President of the United States from 1837 to 1841.

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Masataka Kawase

Viscount, a.k.a. was a Japanese Shishi, and later, a diplomat.

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May 1

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May 13

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May 14

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May 21

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May 25

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May 26

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May 27

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May 6

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May 7

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Melbourne is the state capital of Victoria and the second-most populous city in Australia and Oceania.

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Murad V

Murad V (مراد خامس) (21 September 1840 – 29 August 1904) was the 33rd Sultan of the Ottoman Empire who reigned from 30 May to 31 August 1876.

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Napoléon Bonaparte (15 August 1769 – 5 May 1821) was a French statesman and military leader who rose to prominence during the French Revolution and led several successful campaigns during the French Revolutionary Wars.

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Natchez, Mississippi

Natchez is the county seat and only city of Adams County, Mississippi, United States.

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Negro (plural Negroes) is an archaic term traditionally used to denote persons considered to be of Negroid heritage.

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The Netherlands (Nederland), often referred to as Holland, is a country located mostly in Western Europe with a population of seventeen million.

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New York City

The City of New York, often called New York City (NYC) or simply New York, is the most populous city in the United States.

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New Zealand

New Zealand (Aotearoa) is a sovereign island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean.

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Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls is the collective name for three waterfalls that straddle the international border between the Canadian province of Ontario and the American state of New York.

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Niccolò Paganini

Niccolò (or Nicolò) Paganini (27 October 178227 May 1840) was an Italian violinist, violist, guitarist, and composer.

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Nicolas Joseph Maison

Nicolas Joseph Maison, 1er Marquis Maison (19 December 1771 – 13 February 1840) was a Marshal of France and Minister of War.

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Nikolai Stankevich

Nikolai Vladimirovich Stankevich (–) was a Russian public figure, philosopher, and poet.

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North West England

North West England, one of nine official regions of England, consists of the five counties of Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Merseyside.

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November 12

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November 14

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November 2

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November 21

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November 29

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November 4

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November 7

This day marks the approximate midpoint of autumn in the Northern Hemisphere and of spring in the Southern Hemisphere (starting the season at the September equinox).

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Nozu Michitsura

Field Marshal The Marquis was a Japanese field marshal and leading figure in the early Imperial Japanese Army.

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October 12

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October 14

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October 16

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October 7

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October 9

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Odilon Redon

Odilon Redon (born Bertrand-Jean Redon;; April 20, 1840July 6, 1916) was a French symbolist painter, printmaker, draughtsman and pastellist.

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Oglala Lakota

The Oglala Lakota or Oglala Sioux (pronounced, meaning "to scatter one's own" in Lakota language) are one of the seven subtribes of the Lakota people who, along with the Dakota, make up the Great Sioux Nation.

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Ottoman Empire

The Ottoman Empire (دولت عليه عثمانیه,, literally The Exalted Ottoman State; Modern Turkish: Osmanlı İmparatorluğu or Osmanlı Devleti), also historically known in Western Europe as the Turkish Empire"The Ottoman Empire-also known in Europe as the Turkish Empire" or simply Turkey, was a state that controlled much of Southeast Europe, Western Asia and North Africa between the 14th and early 20th centuries.

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Pedro II of Brazil

Dom Pedro II (English: Peter II; 2 December 1825 – 5 December 1891), nicknamed "the Magnanimous", was the second and last ruler of the Empire of Brazil, reigning for over 58 years.

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Penny Black

The Penny Black was the world's first adhesive postage stamp used in a public postal system.

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Philately is the study of stamps and postal history and other related items.

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A physician, medical practitioner, medical doctor, or simply doctor is a professional who practises medicine, which is concerned with promoting, maintaining, or restoring health through the study, diagnosis, and treatment of disease, injury, and other physical and mental impairments.

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Postage stamp

A postage stamp is a small piece of paper that is purchased and displayed on an item of mail as evidence of payment of postage.

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Praskovya Uvarova

Praskovya Sergeevna Uvarova (Russian: Прасковья Сергеевна Уварова), née Scherbatova (Щербатова), (9 April 1840, Bobriki, Kharkov Governorate – 30 June 1924, Dobrna), was an amateur Russian archaeologist.

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Prime Minister of Japan

The is the head of government of Japan.

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Province of Canada

The Province of Canada (or the United Province of Canada or the United Canadas) was a British colony in North America from 1841 to 1867.

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Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Often "Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky" in English.

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Queen Victoria

Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria; 24 May 1819 – 22 January 1901) was Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 20 June 1837 until her death.

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Raleigh and Gaston Railroad

The Raleigh and Gaston Railroad was a Raleigh, North Carolina-based railroad opened in April 1840 between Raleigh and the town of Gaston, North Carolina, on the Roanoke River.

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Raleigh, North Carolina

Raleigh is the capital of the state of North Carolina and the seat of Wake County in the United States.

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Rhoda Broughton

Rhoda Broughton (29 November 1840 – 5 June 1920) was a Welsh novelist and short story writer.

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Rhodes (Ρόδος, Ródos) is the largest of the Dodecanese islands of Greece in terms of land area and also the island group's historical capital.

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Rhodes blood libel

The Rhodes blood libel was an 1840 event of blood libel against Jews, in which the Greek Orthodox community accused Jews on the island of Rhodes (then part of the Ottoman Empire) of the ritual murder of a Christian boy who disappeared in February of that year.

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Richard von Krafft-Ebing

Richard Freiherr von Krafft-Ebing (1840-1902; full name Richard Fridolin Joseph Freiherr Krafft von Festenberg auf Frohnberg, genannt von Ebing) was an Austro–German psychiatrist and author of the foundational work Psychopathia Sexualis (1886).

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Robert Wentworth Little

Robert Wentworth Little (1840 – April 11, 1878) was a clerk and cashier at the Grand Lodge of British Columbia and Yukon of the secretary’s office at the United Grand Lodge of England and later secretary of the Royal Institution for Girls.

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Russian Empire

The Russian Empire (Российская Империя) or Russia was an empire that existed across Eurasia and North America from 1721, following the end of the Great Northern War, until the Republic was proclaimed by the Provisional Government that took power after the February Revolution of 1917.

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Saint Helena

Saint Helena is a volcanic tropical island in the South Atlantic Ocean, east of Rio de Janeiro and 1,950 kilometres (1,210 mi) west of the Cunene River, which marks the border between Namibia and Angola in southwestern Africa.

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September 10

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September 11

Between the years AD 1900 and 2099, September 11 of the Gregorian calendar is the leap day of the Coptic and Ethiopian calendars.

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September 14

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September 16

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September 18

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September 20

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September 22

It is frequently the day of the autumnal equinox in the Northern Hemisphere and the day of the vernal equinox in the Southern Hemisphere.

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September 27

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September 30

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Sidney Smith (Royal Navy officer)

Admiral Sir William Sidney Smith, GCB, GCTE, KmstkSO, FRS (21 June 1764 – 26 May 1840) was a British naval officer.

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Siméon Denis Poisson

Baron Siméon Denis Poisson FRS FRSE (21 June 1781 – 25 April 1840) was a French mathematician, engineer, and physicist, who made several scientific advances.

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Simeon Solomon

Simeon Solomon (9 October 1840 – 14 August 1905) was an English painter associated with the Pre-Raphaelites who was noted for his depictions of Jewish life and same-sex desire.

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Solomon Islands

Solomon Islands is a sovereign country consisting of six major islands and over 900 smaller islands in Oceania lying to the east of Papua New Guinea and northwest of Vanuatu and covering a land area of.

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Sophia Jex-Blake

Sophia Louisa Jex-Blake (21 January 1840 – 7 January 1912) was an English physician, teacher and feminist.

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Sophie Opel

Sophie Marie Opel, née Scheller (February 13, 1840 - October 30, 1913), was a German early industrial entrepreneur.

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Stanley Gibbons

The Stanley Gibbons Group plc is a company quoted on the London Stock Exchange and which specialises in the retailing of collectable postage stamps and similar products.

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Steam locomotive

A steam locomotive is a type of railway locomotive that produces its pulling power through a steam engine.

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Stockport Viaduct

The Stockport Viaduct, also commonly referred to the ‘’Edgeley Viaduct’’, is a large brick-built bridge which carries the West Coast Main Line across the valley of the River Mersey, in Stockport, Greater Manchester.

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Sublime Porte

The Sublime Porte, also known as the Ottoman Porte or High Porte (باب عالی Bāb-ı Ālī or Babıali, from باب, bāb "gate" and عالي, alī "high"), is a synecdochic metonym for the central government of the Ottoman Empire.

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Tea is an aromatic beverage commonly prepared by pouring hot or boiling water over cured leaves of the Camellia sinensis, an evergreen shrub (bush) native to Asia.

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Teetotalism is the practice or promotion of complete personal abstinence from alcoholic beverages.

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The Slave Ship

The Slave Ship, originally titled Slavers Throwing overboard the Dead and Dying—Typhoon coming on, is a painting by the British artist J. M. W. Turner, first exhibited in 1840.

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Theodor Philipsen

Theodor Esbern Philipsen (10 June 1840, Copenhagen - 3 March 1920, Copenhagen) was a Danish painter of Jewish ancestry; known for landscapes and animal portraits.

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Theory of Colours

Theory of Colours (German: Zur Farbenlehre) is a book by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe about the poet's views on the nature of colours and how these are perceived by humans.

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Thomas Hardy

Thomas Hardy (2 June 1840 – 11 January 1928) was an English novelist and poet.

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Tinakula is a conical stratovolcano which forms an island north of Nendo in Temotu Province, the Solomon Islands.

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Titu Maiorescu

Titu Liviu Maiorescu (15 February 1840 – 18 June 1917) was a Romanian literary critic and politician, founder of the Junimea Society.

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The ton is a unit of measure.

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Treaty of Waitangi

The Treaty of Waitangi (Te Tiriti o Waitangi) is a treaty first signed on 6 February 1840 by representatives of the British Crown and Māori chiefs (Rangatira) from the North Island of New Zealand.

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Types of volcanic eruptions

Several types of volcanic eruptions—during which lava, tephra (ash, lapilli, volcanic bombs and volcanic blocks), and assorted gases are expelled from a volcanic vent or fissure—have been distinguished by volcanologists.

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Uniform Penny Post

The Uniform Penny Post was a component of the comprehensive reform of the Royal Mail, the UK's official postal service, that took place in the 19th century.

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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland was established by the Acts of Union 1800, which merged the kingdoms of Great Britain and Ireland.

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United States Census Bureau

The United States Census Bureau (USCB; officially the Bureau of the Census, as defined in Title) is a principal agency of the U.S. Federal Statistical System, responsible for producing data about the American people and economy.

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United States Exploring Expedition

The United States Exploring Expedition was an exploring and surveying expedition of the Pacific Ocean and surrounding lands conducted by the United States from 1838 to 1842.

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United States presidential election, 1840

The United States presidential election of 1840 was the 14th quadrennial presidential election, held from Friday, October 30, to Wednesday, December 2, 1840.

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Victoria, Princess Royal

Victoria, Princess Royal (Victoria Adelaide Mary Louisa; 21 November 1840 – 5 August 1901) was German empress and queen of Prussia by marriage to German Emperor Frederick III.

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Washingtonian movement

The Washingtonian movement (Washingtonians, Washingtonian Temperance Society or Washingtonian Total Abstinence Society) was a 19th-century fellowship founded on April 2, 1840 by six alcoholics (William Mitchell, David Hoss, Charles Anderson, George Steer, Bill M'Curdy, and Tom Campbell) at Chase's Tavern on Liberty Street in Baltimore, Maryland.

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Weldon, North Carolina

Weldon is a town in Halifax County, North Carolina, United States.

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Wellington (Te Whanganui-a-Tara) is the capital city and second most populous urban area of New Zealand, with residents.

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Wilkes Land

Wilkes Land is a large district of land in eastern Antarctica, formally claimed by Australia as part of the Australian Antarctic Territory, though the validity of this claim has been placed for the period of the operation of the Antarctic Treaty, to which Australia is a signatory.

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William F. Nast

William Frederick Nast (1840–1893) was an American diplomat and entrepreneur.

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William Henry Harrison

William Henry Harrison Sr. (February 9, 1773 – April 4, 1841) was an American military officer, a principal contributor in the War of 1812, and the ninth President of the United States (1841).

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William Hobson

Captain William Hobson RN (26 September 1792 – 10 September 1842) was a British naval officer who served as the first Governor of New Zealand.

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William II of the Netherlands

William II (Willem Frederik George Lodewijk, anglicized as William Frederick George Louis; 6 December 1792 – 17 March 1849) was King of the Netherlands, Grand Duke of Luxembourg, and Duke of Limburg.

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William T. Sampson

William Thomas Sampson (February 9, 1840 – May 6, 1902) was a United States Navy rear admiral known for his victory in the Battle of Santiago de Cuba during the Spanish–American War.

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Williamson Tunnels

The Williamson Tunnels comprise a labyrinth of tunnels in the Edge Hill area of Liverpool, England, which were built under the direction of the eccentric businessman Joseph Williamson between 1810 and 1840.

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Wilmington and Raleigh Railroad

Chartered in 1834, the Wilmington and Raleigh Railroad began operations in 1840 between Wilmington and Weldon, in North Carolina, United States.

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Wilmington, North Carolina

Wilmington is a port city and the county seat of New Hanover County in coastal southeastern North Carolina, United States.

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Women's suffrage in the United States

Women's suffrage in the United States of America, the legal right of women to vote, was established over the course of several decades, first in various states and localities, sometimes on a limited basis, and then nationally in 1920.

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World Anti-Slavery Convention

The World Anti-Slavery Convention met for the first time at Exeter Hall in London, on 12–23 June 1840.

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In the British Empire, it was the only year with 355 days, as 3–13 September were skipped when the Empire adopted the Gregorian calendar.

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As of March 1 (O.S. February 17), when the Julian calendar acknowledged a leap day and the Gregorian calendar did not, the Julian calendar fell one day further behind, bringing the difference to 13 days until February 28 (O.S. February 15), 2100.

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As the second year of the massive Russo-Japanese War began, more than 100,000 died in the largest world battles of that era, and the war chaos lead to a revolution against the Tsar (Shostakovich's 11th Symphony is subtitled The Year 1905 to commemorate this).

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According to NASA reports, 1908 was the coldest recorded year since 1880.

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A highlight was the race for the South Pole.

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This year saw the beginning of what became known as World War I, after an heir to the Austrian throne was assassinated by a Serbian nationalist.

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Below, the events of the First World War have the "WWI" prefix.

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This year was famous for the October Revolution in Russia, by Vladimir Lenin.

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Redirects here:

1840 (year), 1840 AD, 1840 CE, AD 1840, Births in 1840, Deaths in 1840, Events in 1840, January 1840, MDCCCXL, May 1840, Year 1840.


[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1840

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