1840

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1840 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar 1840
MDCCCXL
Ab urbe condita 2593
Armenian calendar 1289
ԹՎ ՌՄՁԹ
Assyrian calendar 6590
Balinese saka calendar 1761–1762
Bengali calendar 1247
Berber calendar 2790
British Regnal year Vict. 1 – 4 Vict. 1
Buddhist calendar 2384
Burmese calendar 1202
Byzantine calendar 7348–7349
Chinese calendar 己亥(Earth Pig)
4536 or 4476
    — to —
庚子年 (Metal Rat)
4537 or 4477
Coptic calendar 1556–1557
Discordian calendar 3006
Ethiopian calendar 1832–1833
Hebrew calendar 5600–5601
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 1896–1897
 - Shaka Samvat 1761–1762
 - Kali Yuga 4940–4941
Holocene calendar 11840
Igbo calendar 840–841
Iranian calendar 1218–1219
Islamic calendar 1255–1256
Japanese calendar Tenpō 11
(天保11年)
Javanese calendar 1767–1768
Julian calendar Gregorian minus 12 days
Korean calendar 4173
Minguo calendar 72 before ROC
民前72年
Nanakshahi calendar 372
Thai solar calendar 2382–2383
Tibetan calendar 阴土猪年
(female Earth-Pig)
1966 or 1585 or 813
    — to —
阳金鼠年
(male Iron-Rat)
1967 or 1586 or 814

1840 (MDCCCXL) was a leap year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar and a leap year starting on Monday (dominical letter GF) of the Julian calendar, the 1840th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 840th year of the 2nd millennium, the 40th year of the 19th century, and the 1st year of the 1840s decade. As of the start of 1840, the Gregorian calendar was 12 days ahead of the Julian calendar, which remained in localized use until 1923.

Events

January–March

January 13: Steamship Lexington sinks.

April–June

July–September

October–December

The frigate Belle-Poule brings back the remains of Napoléon to France.

Date unknown

Ongoing

Births

January–June

July–December

date unknown

Deaths

January–June

July–December

References

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  2. ^ Guillon, Jacques (1986). Dumont d'Urville. Paris: France-Empire. ISBN 2-7048-0472-9. 
  3. ^ "Railroad — Wilmington & Raleigh (later Weldon)". North Carolina Business History. 2006. Retrieved 2011-12-02. 
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  5. ^ Palmer, Alan; Veronica (1992). The Chronology of British History. London: Century Ltd. pp. 263–264. ISBN 0-7126-5616-2. 
  6. ^ Holt, Geoffrey O. (1978). A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain. Vol. 10: The North West. Newton Abbot: David and Charles. p. 117. ISBN 0-7153-7521-0. 
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