January 1841 in History

Events in History

  • Jan 5 James Clark Ross (UK) is 1st to enter pack ice near Ross Ice Shelf
  • Jan 20 China cedes Hong Kong to the British during the 1st Opium War
  • Jan 26 Hong Kong proclaimed a sovereign territory of Britain
  • Jan 30 A fire destroys two-thirds of Mayagüez, Puerto Rico.

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 14 Berthe M P Morisot, French painter/aquarellist
  • Jan 25 John Arbuthnot Fisher, Ceylon, 1st Baron Fisher/admiral of the fleet
  • Jan 27 Arkhip Kuindzhi, Russian painter (d. 1910)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 28 Henry Morton Stanley, Denbigh Wales, journalist and African explorer (found Livingstone in Africa) (d. 1904)

Journalist and Explorer Henry Morton Stanley
Journalist and Explorer
Henry Morton Stanley
  • Jan 30 Alfred Townsend George, Civil War journalist, (d. 1914)
  • Jan 30 Félix Faure, 6th President of the French Third Republic (d. 1899)

Deaths in History

  • Jan 3 Wilhelmus Kist, writer/director of Dutch (Official) Gazette, dies at 82