Historical Events for Year 1841

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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

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