# What Day of the Week

What day of the week is this date?

## 1840 Calendar

January
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728293031
February
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
March
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031
April
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
2627282930
May
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31
June
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
282930
July
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728293031
August
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031
September
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
27282930
October
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031
November
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
2930
December
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031

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### 1840 Historical Event(s)

•  January 13, 1840 – The steamship Lexington burns and sinks four miles off the coast of Long Island with the loss of 139 lives.
•  January 19, 1840 – Captain Charles Wilkes circumnavigates Antarctica, claiming what became known as Wilkes Land for the United States.
•  February 10, 1840 – Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom marries Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha.
•  March 6, 1840 – The Baltimore College of Dental Surgery opens, the first dental school.
•  April 27, 1840 – Foundation stone for new Palace of Westminster, London, is laid by wife of Sir Charles Barry.
•  May 6, 1840 – The Penny Black postage stamp becomes valid for use in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
•  May 22, 1840 – The transporting of British convicts to the New South Wales colony is abolished.
•  June 20, 1840 – Samuel Morse receives the patent for the telegraph.
•  September 5, 1840 – Premiere of Giuseppe Verdi’s Un giorno di regno at La Scala of Milan.
•  October 7, 1840 – Willem II becomes King of the Netherlands.

### Who Were Born On 1840?

•  January 18, 1840 – Henry Austin Dobson, English poet (d. 1921)
•  February 28, 1840 – Henri Duveyrier, French explorer (d. 1892)
•  March 16, 1840 – Shibusawa Eiichi, Japanese industrialist (d. 1931)
•  March 18, 1840 – William Cosmo Monkhouse, English poet and critic (d. 1901)
•  March 28, 1840 – Emin Pasha, Equatorian politician (d. 1892)
•  May 12, 1840 – Alejandro Gorostiaga, Chilean military, participated on Battle of Huamachuco (d. 1912)
•  May 13, 1840 – Alphonse Daudet, French novelist (d. 1897)
•  October 12, 1840 – Helena Modjeska, Polish actress (d. 1909)
•  October 15, 1840 – Honoré Mercier, politician and premier of Quebec (d. 1894)
•  November 21, 1840 – Victoria, Princess Royal of Great Britain and German Empress (d. 1901)