# What Day of the Week

What day of the week is this date?

## 1838 Calendar

January
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031
February
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728
March
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031
April
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
2930
May
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031
June
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
July
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031
August
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728293031
September
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
30
October
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031
November
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
252627282930
December
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031

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### 1838 Historical Event(s)

•  January 8, 1838 – Alfred Vail demonstrates a telegraph system using dots and dashes (this is the forerunner of Morse code).
•  January 11, 1838 – Samuel Morse first successfully tests the electrical telegraph.
•  February 17, 1838 – Weenen massacre: Hundreds of Voortrekkers along the Blaukraans River, Natal are killed by Zulus.
•  April 30, 1838 – Nicaragua declares independence from the Central American Federation.
•  June 10, 1838 – Myall Creek Massacre in Australia: 28 Aboriginal Australians are murdered.
•  July 4, 1838 – The Iowa Territory is organized.
•  August 18, 1838 – The Wilkes Expedition, which would explore the Puget Sound and Antarctica, weighs anchor at Hampton Roads in 1838
•  September 3, 1838 – Future abolitionist Frederick Douglass escapes from slavery.
•  November 3, 1838The Times of India, the world’s largest circulated English language daily broadsheet newspaper is founded as The Bombay Times and Journal of Commerce.
•  December 16, 1838 – Battle of Blood River: Voortrekkers led by Andries Pretorius and Sarel Cilliers defeat Zulu impis, led by Dambuza (Nzobo) and Ndlela kaSompisi in what is today KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

### Who Were Born On 1838?

•  January 6, 1838 – Max Bruch, German composer (d. 1920)
•  February 6, 1838 – Sir Henry Irving, British actor (d. 1905)
•  April 28, 1838 – Tobias Michael Carel Asser, Dutch jurist, Nobel laureate (d. 1913)
•  May 31, 1838 – Henry Sidgwick, English philosopher (d. 1900)
•  July 20, 1838 – George Otto Trevelyan, British statesman and biographer (d. 1928)
•  September 23, 1838 – Victoria Woodhull, American suffragist (d. 1927)
•  October 6, 1838 – Giuseppe Cesare Abba, Italian patriot and writer (d. 1910)
•  October 24, 1838 – Annie Edson Taylor, American Adventuress (d. 1921)
•  December 7, 1838 – Sir Thomas Bent, Premier of Victoria (d. 1909)
•  December 11, 1838 – John Labatt, Irish-Canadian brewer (d. 1915)