Historical Events in March 1841

  • Mar 3 3rd Grand National: Horatio Powell wins aboard 14/1 Charity; first mare to win the race

Theater Premiere

Mar 4 Dion Boucicault's stage comedy "London Assurance" opens at Theatre Royal, Covent Garden, London

President Inaugurated

Mar 4 Longest US presidential inauguration speech (8,443 words) by 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 A method for alkali starch extraction is patented in the US by Orlando Jones, which is later applied to corn (cornstarch)
  • Mar 27 1st US steam fire engine tested, NYC

Music Premiere

Mar 31 1st performance of Robert Schumann's 1st Symphony in B