1840

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Remnants of an army2.jpg
Britain sends an army to subjugate Afghanistan, the First Anglo-Afghan War. Two years later the army would be almost completely annihilated, pictured here as a single survivor.
year 1840

Events

October–December

Ongoing


 

Event

Event
Pax Brittanica

 

Births

TitleBornPlace of birthDiedSummaryDescription
George Fisher Baker27 March 18402 May 1931Banker
Businessperson
The "Dean of American Banking", 3rd richest US citizen at his death
Émile Zola2 April 1840France
Paris
29 September 1902Author
Journalist
Playwright
Nathan Rothschild (1st Baron Rothschild)8 November 184031 March 1915Banker
Rothschild family


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