What Happened in September 1841

Historical Events

  • Sep 9 Great Lakes steamer "Erie" sinks off Silver Creek NY, kills 300

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 24 British adventurer James Brooke obtains lands around the Sarawak river from the Sultan of Brunei

1st White Rajah of Sarawak James Brooke
1st White Rajah of Sarawak
James Brooke
  • Sep 30 Samuel Slocum patented the stapler

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 3 Tom Emmett, England cricketer (d. 1904)
  • Sep 8 Antonín Dvořák, Nelahozeves Czech, composer (New World Symphony). Dies 1904

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 8 Charles J. Guiteau, American assassin of US President James A. Garfield, born in Freeport, Illinois (d. 1882)

  • Sep 13 Johannes de Koo, Dutch journalist/stage writer
  • Sep 26 Pavel Ivanovich Blaramberg, composer
  • Sep 28 Georges Clemenceau, France, PM (1906-09, 17-20, defended Dreyfuss)

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 9 Augustin P de Candolle, Swiss botanist, dies at 63
  • Sep 15 Alessandro Rolla, composer, dies at 84