Historical Events for January 1839
Events 1 - 10 of 10
2nd - 1st photo of the Moon (French photographer Louis Daguerre)
6th - 2 day storm off Irish & English coast immortalized as "Big Wind"
9th - Daguerrotype photo process announced at French Academy of Science
9th - Thomas Henderson measures 1st stellar parallax (Alpha Centauri)
10th - Tea from India 1st arrives in UK
11th - Earthquake at Martinique destroys half of Port Royal - 700 die
12th - Anthracite coal 1st used to smelt iron, Mauch Chunk, Penn
19th - Aden conquered by British East India Company
20th - In the Battle of Yungay, Chile defeats a Peruvian and Bolivian alliance.
24th - Charles Darwin elected member of Royal Society