What Happened in August 1841

Historical Events

  • Aug 9 Erie boat in Buffalo NY catches fire; 242 die
  • Aug 21 John Hampton patents venetian blind

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 13 Unaarrimin, cricketer (played cricket as Johnny Mullagh)
  • Aug 17 Luis NF Varela, Brazilian romantic poet
  • Aug 25 Theodor Kocher, Swiss surgeon, thyroid specialist (Nobel 1909)

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 10 Hippolyte Monpou, composer, dies at 37
  • Aug 13 Bernhard Romberg, German cellist/composer, dies
  • Aug 24 Karl Friedrich Curschmann, composer, dies at 36
  • Aug 24 Theodore Edward Hook, English author (b. 1788)
  • Aug 27 Ignaz Xaver von Seyfried, composer, dies at 65