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
03 DecemberOctavia Hill / Author / United Kingdom
04 March Paul Lacôme / Painist / France
06 February Israel Meir Kagan / Author / Poland
06 OctoberGiuseppe Cesare Abba / Poet / Italy
06 February Henry Irving / Actor / United Kingdom
06 January Max Bruch / Composer / Germany
07 NovemberAuguste Villiers de l'Isle-Adam / Author / France
08 JulyEli Lilly / Soldier / United States of America
10 MayJohn Wilkes Booth / Actor / United States of America
11 MayIsabelle Bogelot / Philanthropist / France
11 DecemberJohn Labatt / Business Man / Canada
13 NovemberJoseph F. Smith / Religious Leader / United States of America
15 March Karl Davydov / Composer / Russia
16 February Henry Adams / Journalist / United States of America
16 January Franz Brentano / Philosopher / Germany
18 February Ernst Mach / Philosopher / Austria
20 JulyAugustin Daly / Playwright / United States of America
23 January Marianne Cope / Saint / Germany
27 SeptemberLawrence Sullivan Ross / Politician / United States of America

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1838:

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

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