1839 in History – What happened in year 1839

In history, year 1839 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 1839.

Know what happened in 1839:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
03 JuneQing government official Lin Zexu catalysed the First Opium Warafter ordering the destruction of nearly 1.2 million kg (2.6 millionlbs) of opium in Humen, China.
09 January The French Academy of Sciences announced the daguerreotype photographic process, named after its inventor, French artist and chemist Louis Daguerre .
23 AugustAs it prepared for war against China's Qing Dynasty, an ensuingconflict that became known as the First Opium War, Britain captured theport of Hong Kong.
06 JanuaryThe most damaging storm in 300 years swept across Ireland, with100-knot winds damaging or destroying more than 20% of the houses inDublin.
03 JuneQing government official Lin Zexu catalysed the First Opium War after ordering the destruction of nearly 1.2 million kg (2.6 millionlbs) of opium in Humen, China.
06 January The most damaging storm in 300 years swept across Ireland, with100-knot winds damaging or destroying more than 20% of the houses inDublin.
11 NovemberThe Virginia Military Institute, currently the oldest statemilitary college in the United States, was founded.
17 NovemberGiuseppe Verdi's first opera Oberto, Conte di San Bonifacio,was first performed at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan.
03 JuneQing government official Lin Zexu precipitated the First Opium War by ordering the destruction of nearly 1.2 million kg (2.6 millionlbs) of opium in Humen, China.
06 JanuaryThe most damaging storm in 300 years swept across Ireland, with 100-knot winds damaging or destroying more than 20% of the houses in Dublin.
03 JuneQing Chinese government official Lin Zexu ordered the destruction of nearly 1.2 million kg (2.6 million lbs) of opium in Humen, precipitating the First Opium War.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1839:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
04 January Carl Humann / Archaeologist / Germany
05 AprilRobert Smalls / Pilot / United States of America
08 AugustNelson A. Miles / General / United States of America
08 MayAdolphe-Basile Routhier / Author / Canada
08 JulyJohn D. Rockefeller / Business Man / United States of America
10 JulyAdolphus Busch / Business Man / Germany
10 SeptemberIsaac K. Funk / Publisher / United States of America
10 JuneLudvig Holstein-Ledreborg / Politician / Denmark
11 January Eugenio María de Hostos / Lawyer / Puerto Rico
12 MayTôn Thất Thuyết / Mandarin  / Vietnam
16 NovemberLouis-Honoré Fréchette / Poet / Canada
17 March Josef Rheinberger / Composer / Germany
18 NovemberAugust Kundt / Educator / Germany
20 February Benjamin Waugh / Activist / United Kingdom
20 NovemberChristian Wilberg / Painter / Germany
22 DecemberJohn Nevil Maskelyne / Magician / United Kingdom
23 DecemberJános Murkovics / Author / Hungary
25 SeptemberKarl Alfred von Zittel / Geologist / Germany
28 OctoberEdward P. Allen / Lawyer / United States of America
31 JulyIgnacio Andrade / Politician / Venezuela

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1839:

YearName / Profession / Country
03 March Jamsetji Tata / Business Man / India

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