March 1841 in History

Events in History

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

Birthdays in History

  • Mar 1 Blanche Bruce, American politician who was born a slave, (Sen-Miss, 1875-1881), born in Farmville, Virginia (d. 1898)
  • Mar 3 John Murray, Canadian-British oceanographer, marine biologist (Challenger Expedition, 1872-76), and writer (The Depths of the Ocean), born in Coburg, West Canada (now Ontario) (d. 1914)
  • Mar 4 Kristian Elster, Norwegian author (And fremmed Fugl), born at Overhalla, Norway (d. 1881)
  • Mar 7 Olegario Victor Andrade, Argentine, journalist and poet (El nido de condores), born in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil (d. 1882)
  • Mar 7 William Rockhill Nelson, founder of The Kansas City Star and patron of Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art (d. 1915)

Oliver Wendell Holmes JrOliver Wendell Holmes Jr (1841-1935)

Mar 8 US 59th Supreme Court justice (1902-32), born in Boston, Massachusetts

Deaths in History

  • Mar 1 Claude Victor-Perrin, Duc de Belluno, French marshal, dies at 76
  • Mar 16 FĂ©lix Savart, French surgeon and physicist (Law of Biot & Savart), dies at 49