On This Day

What Happened on September 9, 1841

Historical Events

  • Great Lakes steamer "Erie" sinks off Silver Creek NY, kills 300
  • Tom Hyer beats George McChester in 101 rounds at Caldwell's Landing, NY to become first American heavyweight boxing champion

Famous Deaths

  • Augustin P de Candolle, Swiss botanist, dies at 63
1841 Highlights

About September 9, 1841

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 180 years, 2 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Virgo