1838 in History – What happened in year 1838

In history, year 1838 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1838.

Know what happened in 1838:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
03 September Future American abolitionist Frederick Douglass escaped fromslavery.
06 January Samuel Morse and his assistant Alfred Vail successfully tested the electrical telegraph for the first time at Speedwell Ironworks in Morristown, New Jersey.
03 NovemberThe Times of India, the world's largest circulated English-language daily broadsheet newspaper, was founded as the The Bombay Timesand Journal of Commerce.
05 NovemberThe collapse of the Federal Republic of Central America beganwith Nicaragua seceding from the union.
27 OctoberGovernor of Missouri Lilburn Boggs issued Missouri ExecutiveOrder 44, ordering all Mormons to leave the state or be killed.
10 JuneMore than 25 Australian Aborigines were massacred nearInverell, New South Wales.
12 JanuaryIn order to avoid persecution by anti-Mormons, Latter Day Saintmovement founder Joseph Smith and his followers fled Kirtland, Ohio, forFar West, Missouri.
03 NovemberThe Times of India, the world's largest circulated English-language daily broadsheet newspaper, was founded as the The Bombay Timesand Journal of Commerce.
03 SeptemberFuture American abolitionist Frederick Douglass escaped fromslavery.
05 NovemberThe collapse of the Federal Republic of Central America beganwith Nicaragua seceding from the union.
10 JuneMore than 25 Australian Aborigines were massacred nearInverell, New South Wales.
27 OctoberGovernor of Missouri Lilburn Boggs issued Missouri ExecutiveOrder 44, ordering all Mormons to leave the state or be killed.
12 JanuaryIn order to avoid persecution by anti-Mormons, Latter Day Saintmovement founder Joseph Smith (pictured), along with his followers, fledKirtland, Ohio for Far West, Missouri.
10 JuneMore than 25 Australian Aborigines were massacred nearInverell, New South Wales.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1838:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
02 AprilLéon Gambetta / Politician / France
06 January Max Bruch / Composer / Germany
08 JulyEli Lilly / Soldier / United States of America
08 JulyFerdinand von Zeppelin / Business Man / Germany
10 MayJohn Wilkes Booth / Actor / United States of America
11 MayWalter Goodman / Painter / United Kingdom
11 MayIsabelle Bogelot / Philanthropist / France
14 February Margaret E. Knight / Inventor / United States of America
14 NovemberAugust Šenoa / Poet / Croatia
16 February Henry Adams / Journalist / United States of America
23 January Marianne Cope / Saint / Germany
23 MayAmaldus Nielsen / Painter / Norway
23 SeptemberVictoria Woodhull / Journalist / United States of America
23 NovemberStephanos Skouloudis / Politician / Greece
24 OctoberAnnie Edson Taylor / Educator / United States of America
24 JuneJan Matejko / Painter / Poland
27 JunePaul Mauser / Weapon Designer / Germany
27 OctoberJohn Davis Long / Politician / United States of America
27 SeptemberLawrence Sullivan Ross / Politician / United States of America
28 AprilTobias Asser / Lawyer / Netherlands

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1838:

YearName / Profession / Country
27 JuneBankim Chandra Chattopadhyay / Author / India
25 MarchSir William Wedderbum / Civil Servant / India
02 SeptemberBhaktivinoda Thakur / Philosopher / India
25 MarchSir William Wedderburn / Civil Servant / India

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