Today in History for Year 1841

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 43 of 43

Jan 5th - James Clark Ross (UK) is 1st to enter pack ice near Ross Ice Shelf
Jan 20th - China cedes Hong Kong to the British during the 1st Opium War
Jan 26th - Hong Kong proclaimed a sovereign territory of Britain
Jan 30th - A fire destroys two-thirds of Mayagüez, Puerto Rico.
Mar 3rd - 3rd Grand National: Mr A. Powell aboard Charity wins
Mar 4th - Dion Boucicault's "London Assurance" premieres in London
Mar 4th - Longest US presidential inauguration speech (8,443 words), William Henry Harrison
Mar 5th - 1st continuous filibuster in US Senate began, lasting until March 11
Mar 9th - US Supreme Court rules the kidnapped slaves from the Spanish schooner the Amistad are free
Mar 22nd - Cornstarch patented (Orlando Jones)
Mar 27th - 1st US steam fire engine tested, NYC
Mar 31st - 1st performance of Robert Schumann's 1st Symphony in B
Apr 4th - Vice President John Tyler becomes the 10th President of the United States after the death of President William Henry Harrison
10th US President John Tyler10th US President John Tyler Apr 6th - Cornerstone laid for 2nd Mormon temple, Nauvoo, Illinois
Apr 10th - New York Tribune begins publishing under editor Horace Greeley
Apr 14th - Edgar Allen Poe's "Murders in the Rue Morgue" published
Apr 20th - 1st detective story (Edgar Allen Poe's "Murders in Rue Morgue") published
Apr 26th - "Bombay Gazette" begins publishing on silk
Apr 27th - Imakita Kosen, 1st Zen teacher of D.T. Suzuki, found the awakening
May 1st - 1st emigrant wagon train leaves Independence, Missouri, for California
May 3rd - New Zealand proclaimed a colony independent of New South Wales
May 11th - Lt. Charles Wilkes lands at Fort Nisqually in Puget Sound.
Jun 14th - 1st Canadian parliament opens in Kingston, Ontario
Jun 24th - Fordham University (then St John's College), opens in the Bronx
Jun 28th - The Théâtre de l'Académie Royale de Musique in Paris premieres the ballet Giselle
Jul 3rd - John Couch Adams decides to determine position of an unknown planet by irregularities it causes in the motion of Uranus
Jul 5th - Thomas Cook opens 1st travel agency
Jul 17th - British humorous and satirycal magazine "Punch" first published; it finally closed in 2002
Aug 9th - Erie boat in Buffalo NY catches fire; 242 die
Aug 21st - John Hampton patents venetian blind
Sep 9th - Great Lakes steamer "Erie" sinks off Silver Creek NY, kills 300
1st White Rajah of Sarawak James Brooke1st White Rajah of Sarawak James Brooke Sep 24th - British adventurer James Brooke obtains lands around the Sarawak river from the Sultan of Brunei
Sep 30th - Samuel Slocum patented the stapler
Oct 16th - Queens University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, is chartered
Nov 2nd - Akbar Khan successfully revolts against Shah Shuja in Afghanistan
Nov 4th - First wagon train arrives in California
Nov 13th - James Braid first sees a demonstration of animal magnetism, which leads to his study of the subject he eventually calls hypnosis.
Nov 16th - Life preservers made of cork are patented by Napoleon Guerin (NYC)
Nov 25th - 35 survivors of the mutiny on the slave ship Amistad return to Africa
Nov 26th - 1st date in James Clavell's novel Tai-Pan
Dec 6th - Robert Schumann's 4th Symphony in D premieres
Dec 29th - King/grand duke Willem II installs Order of Eikenkroon
Dec 31st - Alabama becomes 1st state to license dental surgeons

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 89 of 89

Jan 14th - Berthe M P Morisot, French painter/aquarellist
Jan 15th - Lord Frederick Stanley, presenter of hockey's Stanley Cup
Jan 18th - Alexis-Emmanuel Chabrier, France, composer (Le Roi Malgré Lui)
Jan 25th - John Arbuthnot Fisher, Ceylon, 1st Baron Fisher/admiral of the fleet
Jan 27th - Arkhip Kuindzhi, Russian painter (d. 1910)
Jan 28th - Henry Morton Stanley, Denbigh Wales, journalist and African explorer (found Livingstone in Africa) (d. 1904)
Jan 28th - Viktor Ernst Nessler, composer
Jan 30th - Alfred Townsend George, Civil War journalist, (d. 1914)
Jan 30th - Félix Faure, 6th President of the French Third Republic (d. 1899)
Feb 1st - William H H Davenport, stage medium, born in Buffalo, New York
Feb 2nd - François-Alphonse Forel, Swiss hydrologist (d. 1912)
Feb 4th - Clément Ader, French aviation pioneer (d. 1926)
Feb 10th - Walter Parratt, composer
Feb 12th - Gijsbert van Tienhoven, Dutch mayor (Amsterdam) and Prime Minister of the Netherlands 1891-1894
Feb 15th - Manoel Ferraz de Campos Salles, Brazilian politician (d. 1913)
Feb 18th - Samuel Prowse Warren, composer
Feb 19th - Felipe Pedrell, composer
Painter & Sculptor Pierre Auguste RenoirPainter & Sculptor Pierre Auguste Renoir (Feb 25th) Feb 25th - Pierre Auguste Renoir, Limoges France, Impressionist painter/sculptor
Feb 26th - Evelyn Baring earl Cromer, English consul-general (Egypt)
Feb 27th - [Eleanor] Agnes Lee, daughter of US general Robert E. Lee
Feb 28th - Adrien Albert Marie de Mun, French politician (d. 1914)
Mar 1st - Blanche Kelso Bruce, Virginia, (Sen-Miss, 1875-1881)
Mar 1st - Romualdo Marenco, composer
Mar 3rd - John Murray, Canada oceanographer (Depths of the Ocean)
Mar 4th - Kristian Mandrup Elster, Norwegian author (And fremmed Fugl)
Mar 7th - Olegario Victor Andrade, Argentina, poet (El nido de condores)
Mar 7th - William Rockhill Nelson, founder of The Kansas City Star and patron of Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art (d. 1915)
Mar 8th - Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr, 59th Supreme Court justice (1902-32), born in Boston, Massachusetts
Jurist Oliver Wendell Holmes JrJurist Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr (Mar 8th) Apr 6th - Karl Binding, German jurist (d. 1920)
Apr 7th - Alfred Cogniaux, Belgian botanicus
Apr 7th - Joseph H "Jozef" Neuhuys, painter
Apr 13th - Louis-Ernest Barrias, French sculptor (d. 1905)
Apr 15th - Joseph E. Seagram, Canadian distillery founder (d. 1919)
Apr 25th - Pauline Lucca, soprano
Apr 26th - Wilhelm Scherer, German literature historian
May 10th - James Gordon Bennett Jr., American publisher (d. 1918)
May 11th - Ernst von Possart, German actor/stage manager/reciter
May 15th - Giovanni Bolzoni, composer
May 20th - Sara Louisa Oberholtz, social reformer, anti-smoking advocate
May 21st - Joseph Parry, composer
May 22nd - Catulle Mendès, French poet (d. 1909)
May 24th - Charles Napier Henry, painter
May 24th - Tito Mattei, pianist/composer
May 28th - Giovanni Sgambati, composer
May 29th - Sylvester Magee, last living American slave and oldest person who ever lived, (d. 1971)
Jun 3rd - Eduardo Caudella, composer
Jun 6th - Eliza Orzeszkowa, Polish novelist (d. 1910)
Jul 4th - Edward Gailliard, Flemish linguist/archaeologicalist
Jul 4th - Marie von Wied, Princess of Orange Nassau
Jul 5th - William C. Whitney, American financier (d. 1904)
Jul 9th - Carl Christian Lumbye, composer
Jul 11th - Daniel de Lange, Dutch composer
Jul 11th - William Paul Roberts, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1910)
Jul 13th - Otto Wagner, Austrian architect (d. 1918)
Jul 23rd - Edward John Armstrong, poet
Jul 24th - Raimundo Madrazo y Garretta, painter
Jul 31st - George Melville, polar explorer, naval engineer
Aug 13th - Unaarrimin, cricketer (played cricket as Johnny Mullagh)
Aug 17th - Luis NF Varela, Brazilian romantic poet
Aug 25th - Theodor Kocher, Swiss surgeon, thyroid specialist (Nobel 1909)
Sep 3rd - Tom Emmett, England cricketer (d. 1904)
Sep 8th - Antonín Dvořák, Nelahozeves Czech, composer (New World Symphony). Dies 1904
Assassin Charles J. GuiteauAssassin Charles J. Guiteau (Sep 8th) Sep 8th - Charles J. Guiteau, American assassin of US President James A. Garfield (d. 1882)
Sep 13th - Johannes de Koo, Dutch journalist/stage writer
Sep 26th - Pavel Ivanovich Blaramberg, composer
Sep 28th - Georges Clemenceau, France, PM (1906-09, 17-20, defended Dreyfuss)
Oct 1st - Anatol' Vakhnyanyn, composer
Oct 4th - Stephen Albert Emery, composer
Oct 4th - Prudente José de Morais Barros, President of Brazil (d. 1912)
Oct 4th - Maria Sophie of Bavaria, queen of the Two Sicilies (d. 1925)
Oct 7th - Nicolaas Petrovic Njegos, king of Montenegro (1910-18)
Oct 11th - Freidrich Hegar, composer
Oct 16th - Itō Hirobumi, Japanese samurai, Japanese Prime Minister and Resident-General of Korea (d. 1909)
Nov 3rd - Johannes Eugenius Bülow Warming, Mandø, Danish Botanist (plant ecology, environment-organism interactions)
Nov 4th - Carl Tausig, composer
Nov 5th - Alexander Sergeyevich Famintsin, composer
Nov 6th - Nelson W. Aldrich, U.S. Senator from Rhode Island (d. 1915)
Nov 6th - Armand Fallières, French president (d. 1931)
Nov 9th - [Albert] Edward VII, king of England (1901-10)
Physicist and Nobel Laureate John William StruttPhysicist and Nobel Laureate John William Strutt (Nov 12th) Nov 12th - John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh, Malden Essex, English physicist and discoverer of argon (Nobel Prize 1904), (d. 1919)
Nov 13th - Edward Burd Grubb, American Civil War Brevet Brigadier General (d. 1913)
Nov 16th - Jules Violle, French physicist (d. 1923)
Nov 20th - Wilfrid Laurier, (L) 7th Canadian PM (1896-1911)
Nov 20th - Victor D'Hondt, Belgian mathematician (d. 1901)
Nov 25th - Ernst Schröder, German mathematician (d. 1902)
Nov 28th - E M Grace, cricketer (brother of W G)
Dec 5th - Marcus Daly, American mining tycoon (d. 1900)
Dec 6th - Frédéric Bazille, French painter (d. 1870)
Dec 20th - Ferdinand Buisson, French pacifist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1932)

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 1 of 1

Feb 17th - Dutch ex-king Willem I marries Henriette d'Oultremont de Wégimont

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 34 of 34

Jan 3rd - Wilhelmus Kist, writer/director of Dutch (Official) Gazette, dies at 82
Feb 11th - J H Ferdinand Olivier, German painter, dies at 55
Feb 13th - Thomas Ainsworth, English/Dutch industrialist, dies at 45
Feb 14th - Antun Sorkocevic, composer, dies at 65
Feb 15th - Sibrand Acker Stratingh, Dutch dr/chemist (electrical car), dies at 53
Feb 17th - Ferdinando Carulli, composer, dies at 70
Mar 1st - Claude Victor-Perrin, duc de Belluno, French marshal (b. 1764)
Mar 16th - Félix Savart, French surgeon/physicist, dies at 49
9th US President William Henry Harrison9th US President William Henry Harrison (Apr 4th) Apr 4th - William Henry Harrison, 9th President of the United States, becomes 1st president to die in office at 68 of pneumonia
Apr 28th - Peter Chanel, French saint (b. 1803)
Apr 29th - A Bertrand, writer, dies
Apr 30th - Peter Andreas Heiberg, Danish author and philologist (b. 1758)
May 3rd - Cornelis T Elout, Dutch minister of Finance/Navy/Colonies, dies at 74
May 6th - John Thomson, composer, dies at 35
May 20th - Joseph Blanco White, theological writert, dies
May 23rd - Franz Xaver von Baader, German philosopher/theologist, dies at 76
Jun 1st - David Wilkie, Scottish artist (b. 1785)
Jul 27th - Mikhail Yuryevich Lermontov, poet/novelist, dies
Aug 10th - Hippolyte Monpou, composer, dies at 37
Aug 13th - Bernhard Romberg, German cellist/composer, dies
Aug 24th - Karl Friedrich Curschmann, composer, dies at 36
Aug 24th - Theodore Edward Hook, English author (b. 1788)
Aug 27th - Ignaz Xaver von Seyfried, composer, dies at 65
Sep 9th - Augustin P de Candolle, Swiss botanist, dies at 63
Sep 15th - Alessandro Rolla, composer, dies at 84
Author of the Texas Declaration of Independence George ChildressAuthor of the Texas Declaration of Independence George Childress (Oct 6th) Oct 6th - George Childress, American lawyer and statesman (author of Texas Declaration of Independence), commits suicide at 37
Oct 9th - Karl F Schinkel, German painter/writer (Neue Wache), dies at 60
Oct 28th - Johan August Arfwedson, Swedish chemist (b. 1792)
Nov 1st - Antoine PFGdV Celles, Belgium/Dutch/French MP, dies
Nov 14th - Thomas Bruce, Count of Elgin & Kincardine, British diplomat, dies
Nov 18th - Georg Chistoph Grosheim, composer, dies at 77
Nov 30th - Charles Louis W J van Keverberg, Dutch government official, dies at 73
Dec 7th - Johann Daniel Ferstenberg, composer, dies at 83
Dec 18th - Felice Blangini, composer, dies at 60

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