Historical Events in March 1841

  • Mar 3 3rd Grand National: Mr A. Powell aboard Charity wins
  • Mar 4 Dion Boucicault's "London Assurance" premieres in London

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Mar 4 Longest US presidential inauguration speech (8,443 words), William Henry Harrison

9th US President William Henry Harrison
9th US President
William Henry Harrison
  • Mar 5 1st continuous filibuster in US Senate began, lasting until March 11
  • Mar 9 US Supreme Court rules the kidnapped slaves from the Spanish schooner the Amistad are free
  • Mar 22 Cornstarch patented (Orlando Jones)
  • Mar 27 1st US steam fire engine tested, NYC
  • Mar 31 1st performance of Robert Schumann's 1st Symphony in B