What Happened in October 1841

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Historical Events

  • Oct 16 Queens University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, is chartered

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 1 Anatol' Vakhnyanyn, composer
  • Oct 4 Stephen Albert Emery, American composer and pianist, born in Paris (d. 1891)
  • Oct 4 Prudente José de Morais Barros, President of Brazil (d. 1912)
  • Oct 4 Maria Sophie of Bavaria, queen of the Two Sicilies (d. 1925)
  • Oct 7 Nicolaas Petrovic Njegos, king of Montenegro (1910-18)
  • Oct 11 Freidrich Hegar, composer
  • Oct 16 Itō Hirobumi, Japanese samurai, Japanese Prime Minister and Resident-General of Korea (d. 1909)

Famous Deaths


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 6 George Childress, American lawyer and statesman (author of Texas Declaration of Independence), commits suicide at 37

Author of the Texas Declaration of Independence George Childress
Author of the Texas Declaration of Independence
George Childress
  • Oct 9 Karl F Schinkel, German painter/writer (Neue Wache), dies at 60
  • Oct 28 Johan August Arfwedson, Swedish chemist (b. 1792)