What Happened in September 1841

Historical Events

  • Sep 9 Great Lakes steamer "Erie" sinks off Silver Creek NY, kills 300

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 24 British adventurer James Brooke obtains lands around the Sarawak river from the Sultan of Brunei

1st White Rajah of Sarawak James Brooke
1st White Rajah of Sarawak
James Brooke
  • Sep 30 Samuel Slocum patented the stapler

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 3 Tom Emmett, England cricketer, born in Halifax, Yorkshire (d. 1904)
  • Sep 8 Antonín Dvořák, Czech composer (New World Symphony), born in Nelahozeves, Czech Republic (d. 1904)

Person of interestCharles J. Guiteau

Sep 8 Charles J. Guiteau, American assassin of US President James A. Garfield, born in Freeport, Illinois (d. 1882)

  • Sep 13 Johannes de Koo, Dutch journalist and playwright, born in Middelie, Netherlands (d. 1909)
  • Sep 26 Pavel Ivanovich Blaramberg, Russian composer, born in Orenburg (d. 1907)

Person of interestGeorges Clémenceau

Sep 28 Georges Clémenceau, Prime Minister of France (Radical-Socialist Party: 1906-09, 1917-20) who defended Dreyfuss, born in Mouilleron-en-Pareds, France (d. 1929)

Prime Minister of France Georges Clémenceau
Prime Minister of France
Georges Clémenceau

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 9 Augustin P de Candolle, Swiss botanist, dies at 63
  • Sep 15 Alessandro Rolla, composer, dies at 84