April 1841 in History

Events in History

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Apr 4 Vice President John Tyler becomes the 10th President of the United States after the death of President William Henry Harrison

10th US President John Tyler
10th US President
John Tyler
  • Apr 6 Cornerstone laid for 2nd Mormon temple, Nauvoo, Illinois
  • Apr 10 New York Tribune begins publishing under editor Horace Greeley
  • Apr 14 Edgar Allen Poe's "Murders in the Rue Morgue" published
  • Apr 20 1st detective story (Edgar Allen Poe's "Murders in Rue Morgue") published
  • Apr 26 "Bombay Gazette" begins publishing on silk
  • Apr 27 Imakita Kosen, 1st Zen teacher of D.T. Suzuki, found the awakening

Birthdays in History

  • Apr 6 Karl Binding, German jurist (d. 1920)
  • Apr 7 Alfred Cogniaux, Belgian botanicus
  • Apr 7 Joseph H "Jozef" Neuhuys, painter
  • Apr 13 Louis-Ernest Barrias, French sculptor (d. 1905)
  • Apr 15 Joseph E. Seagram, Canadian distillery founder (d. 1919)
  • Apr 26 Wilhelm Scherer, German literature historian

Deaths in History

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Apr 4 William Henry Harrison, 9th President of the United States, becomes 1st president to die in office at 68 of pneumonia

9th US President William Henry Harrison
9th US President
William Henry Harrison
  • Apr 28 Peter Chanel, French saint (b. 1803)
  • Apr 29 A Bertrand, writer, dies
  • Apr 30 Peter Andreas Heiberg, Danish author and philologist (b. 1758)