On This Day

What Happened on January 20, 1841

Historical Events

  • China cedes Hong Kong to the British during the 1st Opium War

Famous Deaths

  • Jørgen Jørgensen, Danish explorer and adventurer (attempted to rule Iceland), dies at 60
1841 Highlights

About January 20, 1841

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 181 years, 6 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Aquarius