What Happened in March 1841

Historical Events

  • Mar 3 3rd Grand National: Mr A. Powell aboard Charity wins
  • Mar 4 Dion Boucicault's "London Assurance" premieres in London

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 4 Longest US presidential inauguration speech (8,443 words), William Henry Harrison

9th US President William Henry Harrison
9th US President
William Henry Harrison
  • Mar 5 1st continuous filibuster in US Senate began, lasting until March 11
  • Mar 9 US Supreme Court rules the kidnapped slaves from the Spanish schooner the Amistad are free
  • Mar 22 Cornstarch patented by Orlando Jones
  • Mar 27 1st US steam fire engine tested, NYC
  • Mar 31 1st performance of Robert Schumann's 1st Symphony in B

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 1 Blanche Kelso Bruce, Virginia, (Sen-Miss, 1875-1881)
  • Mar 1 Romualdo Marenco, composer
  • Mar 3 John Murray, Canada oceanographer (Depths of the Ocean)
  • Mar 4 Kristian Mandrup Elster, Norwegian author (And fremmed Fugl)
  • Mar 7 Olegario Victor Andrade, Argentina, poet (El nido de condores)
  • Mar 7 William Rockhill Nelson, founder of The Kansas City Star and patron of Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art (d. 1915)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 8 Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr, 59th Supreme Court justice (1902-32), born in Boston, Massachusetts

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 1 Claude Victor-Perrin, duc de Belluno, French marshal (b. 1764)
  • Mar 16 FĂ©lix Savart, French surgeon/physicist, dies at 49