August 1841 in History

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Events in History

  • Aug 9 Erie boat in Buffalo NY catches fire; 242 die
  • Aug 21 John Hampton patents venetian blind

Birthdays in History

  • Aug 17 Luis NF Varela, Brazilian romantic poet
  • Aug 25 Emil Theodor Kocher, Swiss surgeon, Thyroid specialist (Nobel 1909), born in Bern, Switzerland (d. 1917)

Deaths in History

  • Aug 24 Theodore Edward Hook, English author (b. 1788)