1840

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This article is about the year 1840.
Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 18th century19th century20th century
Decades: 1810s  1820s  1830s  – 1840s –  1850s  1860s  1870s
Years: 1837 1838 183918401841 1842 1843
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1840 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 1840
MDCCCXL
Ab urbe condita 2593
Armenian calendar 1289
ԹՎ ՌՄՁԹ
Assyrian calendar 6590
Bahá'í calendar −4 – −3
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 1762–1763
 - Kali Yuga 4941–4942
Holocene calendar 11840
Igbo calendar 840–841
Iranian calendar 1218–1219
Islamic calendar 1255–1256
Japanese calendar Tenpō 11
(天保11年)
Juche calendar N/A
Julian calendar Gregorian minus 12 days
Korean calendar 4173
Minguo calendar 72 before ROC
民前72年
Thai solar calendar 2383


Year 1840 (MDCCCXL) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar and a leap year starting on Monday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar.

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January 13: Steamship Lexington sinks.

April–June[edit]

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October–December[edit]

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

Date unknown[edit]

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References[edit]

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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. 
  4. ^ "Railroads — prior to the Civil War". North Carolina Business History. 2006. Retrieved 2011-12-02. 
  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.