What Happened in April 1841

Historical Events


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Apr 4 Vice President John Tyler becomes the 10th President of the United States after the death of President William Henry Harrison

10th US President John Tyler
10th US President
John Tyler
  • Apr 6 Cornerstone laid for 2nd Mormon temple, Nauvoo, Illinois
  • Apr 10 New York Tribune begins publishing under editor Horace Greeley

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Apr 14 1st detective story published, Edgar Allan Poe's "Murders in Rue Morgue" (April 1841)

  • Apr 26 "Bombay Gazette" begins publishing on silk
  • Apr 27 Imakita Kosen, 1st Zen teacher of D.T. Suzuki, found the awakening

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 6 Karl Binding, German jurist (d. 1920)
  • Apr 7 Alfred Cogniaux, Belgian botanicus
  • Apr 7 Joseph H "Jozef" Neuhuys, painter
  • Apr 13 Louis-Ernest Barrias, French sculptor (d. 1905)
  • Apr 15 Joseph E. Seagram, Canadian distillery founder (d. 1919)
  • Apr 25 Pauline Lucca, soprano
  • Apr 26 Wilhelm Scherer, German literature historian

Famous Deaths


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Apr 4 William Henry Harrison, 9th US President (Whig: March 4-April 4, 1841), dies of of pneumonia and becomes 1st president to die in office

9th US President William Henry Harrison
9th US President
William Henry Harrison
  • Apr 28 Peter Chanel, French saint (b. 1803)
  • Apr 29 A Bertrand, writer, dies
  • Apr 30 Peter Andreas Heiberg, Danish author and philologist (b. 1758)