Decades: 1780s 1790s 1800s 1810s 1820s - 1830s - 1840s 1850s 1860s 1870s 1880s
Years: 1834 1835 1836 1837 1838 - 1839 - 1840 1841 1842 1843 1844
January 9 - The French Academy of Sciences announces the Daguerreotype photography process.
January 19 - British East India Company captures Aden
January 20 - In the Battle of Yungay, Chile defeats a Peruvian and Bolivian alliance.
February 24 - William Otis receives a patent for the steam shovel.
March 23 - First recorded use of "OK" oll korrect (Boston Morning Post).
March 26 - The first Henley Royal Regatta is held
November 17 - Giuseppe Verdi's first opera, Oberto, conte di San Bonifacio opens in Milan.
November 27 - In Boston, Massachusetts, the American Statistical Association is founded.
Change of emperor of the Ottoman Empire from Mahmud II (1808-1839) to Abd-ul-Mejid (1839-1861)
In the United States, the first state law permitting women to own property is passed in Jackson, Mississippi.
The first parallax measurement of the distance to Alpha Centauri is published by Thomas Henderson.
Year in topic
1839 in art
1839 in literature
1839 in music
1839 in science
January 19 - Paul CÚzanne, painter (+ 1906)
February 11 - Josiah Willard Gibbs theoretical physicist/chemist.
February 22 - Francis Pharcellus Church, American editor and publisher (+ 1906)
March 21 - Modest Mussorgsky, Russian composer
July 8 - John Davison Rockefeller, American industrialist and philanthropist.
May 17 - Archibald Alison, Scottish author
August 28 - William Smith, geologist/cartographer.
? - William Murdoch, inventor
Heads of states
Ottoman Empire - Mahmud II Sultan of the Ottoman Empire (1808-1839)
Prussia - Frederick William III King of Prussia (1797-1840)\n