October 1841 in History

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Events in History

  • Oct 16 Queens University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, is chartered

Birthdays in History

  • Oct 4 Prudente José de Morais Barros, President of Brazil (d. 1912)
  • Oct 4 Maria Sophie of Bavaria, queen of the Two Sicilies (d. 1925)
  • Oct 7 Nicolaas Petrovic Njegos, king of Montenegro (1910-18)
  • Oct 16 Itō Hirobumi, Japanese samurai, Japanese Prime Minister and Resident-General of Korea (d. 1909)

Deaths in History


Person of interestGeorge Childress

Oct 6 George Childress, American lawyer and statesman (author of Texas Declaration of Independence), commits suicide at 37

Author of the Texas Declaration of Independence George Childress
Author of the Texas Declaration of Independence
George Childress
  • Oct 9 Karl Friedrich Schinkel, German architect, city planner and painter (Altes Museum, Neue Wache), dies at 60
  • Oct 28 Johan August Arfwedson, Swedish chemist (b. 1792)