On This Day

What Happened in 1841

Important Events in 1841

  • Jan 20 China cedes Hong Kong to the British during the 1st Opium War
  • May 1 First emigrant wagon train leaves Independence, Missouri, for California
  • Nov 4 First wagon train arrives in California

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Famous People in 1841

World Leaders in 1841

Would you believe this fact about today?Would You Believe?

1st detective story published, Edgar Allan Poe's "Murders in Rue Morgue" (April 1841)

On April 14, 1841

Famous Weddings in 1841

  • Feb 17 Dutch ex-king Willem I marries Henriette d'Oultremont de Wégimont