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January 3, 1840
The establishment of the Port Phillip Herald as a predecessor of the Herald Sun of Melbourne takes place in Melbourne, Australia.
January 10, 1840
The introduction of the Uniform Penny Post in the United Kingdom takes place.
January 22, 1840
The establishment of Wellington, New Zealand by British colonists takes place.
February 6, 1840
The signing of the Treaty of Waitangi takes place, giving sovereignty over New Zealand to the British.
March 9, 1840
The completion of the Wilmington and Raleigh Railroad as the longest railroad in the world takes place, traveling from Wilmington, North Carolina to Weldon, North Carolina.
The completion of the Raleigh and Gaston Railroad takes place, traveling from Raleigh, North Carolina to Weldon, North Carolina.
April 2, 1840
The formation of the Washingtonian Temperance Society takes place.