On This Day

September 1841 in History

Events in History

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

Historic Event

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

  • Sep 30 Samuel Slocum patents the stapler

Birthdays in History

Charles 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)

Georges 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)

Deaths in History

  • Sep 9 Augustin P de Candolle, Swiss botanist, dies at 63