Today in History for Year 1841

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 42 of 42

Jan 5th - James Clark Ross (UK) is 1st to enter pack ice near Ross Ice Shelf
Jan 20th - China cedes Hong Kong to the British during the 1st Opium War
Jan 26th - Hong Kong proclaimed a sovereign territory of Britain
Jan 30th - A fire destroys two-thirds of Mayagüez, Puerto Rico.
Mar 4th - Dion Boucicault's "London Assurance" premieres in London
Mar 4th - Longest US presidential inauguration speech (8,443 words), William Henry Harrison
Mar 5th - 1st continuous filibuster in US Senate began, lasting until March 11
Mar 9th - US Supreme Court rules the kidnapped slaves from the Spanish schooner the Amistad are free
Mar 22nd - Cornstarch patented (Orlando Jones)
Mar 27th - 1st US steam fire engine tested, NYC
Mar 31st - 1st performance of Robert Schumann's 1st Symphony in B
Apr 4th - Vice President John Tyler becomes the 10th President of the United States after the death of President William Henry Harrison
Apr 6th - Cornerstone laid for 2nd Mormon temple, Nauvoo, Illinois
10th US President John Tyler10th US President John Tyler Apr 10th - New York Tribune begins publishing under editor Horace Greeley
Apr 14th - Edgar Allen Poe's "Murders in the Rue Morgue" published
Apr 20th - 1st detective story (Edgar Allen Poe's "Murders in Rue Morgue") published
Apr 26th - "Bombay Gazette" begins publishing on silk
Apr 27th - Imakita Kosen, 1st Zen teacher of D.T. Suzuki, found the awakening
May 1st - 1st emigrant wagon train leaves Independence, Missouri, for California
May 3rd - New Zealand proclaimed a colony independent of New South Wales
May 11th - Lt. Charles Wilkes lands at Fort Nisqually in Puget Sound.
Jun 14th - 1st Canadian parliament opens in Kingston, Ontario
Jun 24th - Fordham University (then St John's College), opens in the Bronx
Jun 28th - The Théâtre de l'Académie Royale de Musique in Paris premieres the ballet Giselle
Jul 3rd - John Couch Adams decides to determine position of an unknown planet by irregularities it causes in the motion of Uranus
Jul 5th - Thomas Cook opens 1st travel agency
Jul 17th - British humorous and satirycal magazine "Punch" first published; it finally closed in 2002
Aug 9th - Erie boat in Buffalo NY catches fire; 242 die
Aug 21st - John Hampton patents venetian blind
Sep 9th - Great Lakes steamer "Erie" sinks off Silver Creek NY, kills 300
1st White Rajah of Sarawak James Brooke1st White Rajah of Sarawak James Brooke Sep 24th - British adventurer James Brooke obtains lands around the Sarawak river from the Sultan of Brunei
Sep 30th - Samuel Slocum patented the stapler
Oct 16th - Queens University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, is chartered
Nov 2nd - Akbar Khan successfully revolts against Shah Shuja in Afghanistan
Nov 4th - First wagon train arrives in California
Nov 13th - James Braid first sees a demonstration of animal magnetism, which leads to his study of the subject he eventually calls hypnosis.
Nov 16th - Life preservers made of cork are patented by Napoleon Guerin (NYC)
Nov 25th - 35 survivors of the mutiny on the slave ship Amistad return to Africa
Nov 26th - 1st date in James Clavell's novel Tai-Pan
Dec 6th - Robert Schumann's 4th Symphony in D premieres
Dec 29th - King/grand duke Willem II installs Order of Eikenkroon
Dec 31st - Alabama becomes 1st state to license dental surgeons

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 89 of 89

Jan 14th - Berthe M P Morisot, French painter/aquarellist
Jan 15th - Lord Frederick Stanley, presenter of hockey's Stanley Cup
Jan 18th - Alexis-Emmanuel Chabrier, France, composer (Le Roi Malgré Lui)
Jan 25th - John Arbuthnot Fisher, Ceylon, 1st Baron Fisher/admiral of the fleet
Jan 27th - Arkhip Kuindzhi, Russian painter (d. 1910)
Jan 28th - Henry Morton Stanley, Denbigh Wales, journalist and African explorer (found Livingstone in Africa) (d. 1904)
Jan 28th - Viktor Ernst Nessler, composer
Jan 30th - Alfred Townsend George, Civil War journalist, (d. 1914)
Jan 30th - Félix Faure, 6th President of the French Third Republic (d. 1899)
Feb 1st - William H H Davenport, stage medium, born in Buffalo, New York
Feb 2nd - François-Alphonse Forel, Swiss hydrologist (d. 1912)
Feb 4th - Clément Ader, French aviation pioneer (d. 1926)
Feb 10th - Walter Parratt, composer
Feb 12th - Gijsbert van Tienhoven, Dutch mayor (Amsterdam) and Prime Minister of the Netherlands 1891-1894
Feb 15th - Manoel Ferraz de Campos Salles, Brazilian politician (d. 1913)
Feb 18th - Samuel Prowse Warren, composer
Feb 19th - Felipe Pedrell, composer
Painter & Sculptor Pierre Auguste RenoirPainter & Sculptor Pierre Auguste Renoir (Feb 25th) Feb 25th - Pierre Auguste Renoir, Limoges France, Impressionist painter/sculptor
Feb 26th - Evelyn Baring earl Cromer, English consul-general (Egypt)
Feb 27th - [Eleanor] Agnes Lee, daughter of US general Robert E. Lee
Feb 28th - Adrien Albert Marie de Mun, French politician (d. 1914)
Mar 1st - Blanche Kelso Bruce, Virginia, (Sen-Miss, 1875-1881)
Mar 1st - Romualdo Marenco, composer
Mar 3rd - John Murray, Canada oceanographer (Depths of the Ocean)
Mar 4th - Kristian Mandrup Elster, Norwegian author (And fremmed Fugl)
Mar 7th - Olegario Victor Andrade, Argentina, poet (El nido de condores)
Mar 7th - William Rockhill Nelson, founder of The Kansas City Star and patron of Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art (d. 1915)
Mar 8th - Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr, 59th Supreme Court justice (1902-32), born in Boston, Massachusetts
Jurist Oliver Wendell Holmes JrJurist Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr (Mar 8th) Apr 6th - Karl Binding, German jurist (d. 1920)
Apr 7th - Alfred Cogniaux, Belgian botanicus
Apr 7th - Joseph H "Jozef" Neuhuys, painter
Apr 13th - Louis-Ernest Barrias, French sculptor (d. 1905)
Apr 15th - Joseph E. Seagram, Canadian distillery founder (d. 1919)
Apr 25th - Pauline Lucca, soprano
Apr 26th - Wilhelm Scherer, German literature historian
May 10th - James Gordon Bennett Jr., American publisher (d. 1918)
May 11th - Ernst von Possart, German actor/stage manager/reciter
May 15th - Giovanni Bolzoni, composer
May 20th - Sara Louisa Oberholtz, social reformer, anti-smoking advocate
May 21st - Joseph Parry, composer
May 22nd - Catulle Mendès, French poet (d. 1909)
May 24th - Charles Napier Henry, painter
May 24th - Tito Mattei, pianist/composer
May 28th - Giovanni Sgambati, composer
May 29th - Sylvester Magee, last living American slave and oldest person who ever lived, (d. 1971)
Jun 3rd - Eduardo Caudella, composer
Jun 6th - Eliza Orzeszkowa, Polish novelist (d. 1910)
Jul 4th - Edward Gailliard, Flemish linguist/archaeologicalist
Jul 4th - Marie von Wied, Princess of Orange Nassau
Jul 5th - William C. Whitney, American financier (d. 1904)
Jul 9th - Carl Christian Lumbye, composer
Jul 11th - Daniel de Lange, Dutch composer
Jul 11th - William Paul Roberts, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1910)
Jul 13th - Otto Wagner, Austrian architect (d. 1918)
Jul 23rd - Edward John Armstrong, poet
Jul 24th - Raimundo Madrazo y Garretta, painter
Jul 31st - George Melville, polar explorer, naval engineer
Aug 13th - Unaarrimin, cricketer (played cricket as Johnny Mullagh)
Aug 17th - Luis NF Varela, Brazilian romantic poet
Aug 25th - Theodor Kocher, Swiss surgeon, thyroid specialist (Nobel 1909)
Sep 3rd - Tom Emmett, England cricketer (d. 1904)
Sep 8th - Antonín Dvořák, Nelahozeves Czech, composer (New World Symphony). Dies 1904
Assassin Charles J. GuiteauAssassin Charles J. Guiteau (Sep 8th) Sep 8th - Charles J. Guiteau, American assassin of US President James A. Garfield (d. 1882)
Sep 13th - Johannes de Koo, Dutch journalist/stage writer
Sep 26th - Pavel Ivanovich Blaramberg, composer
Sep 28th - Georges Clemenceau, France, PM (1906-09, 17-20, defended Dreyfuss)
Oct 1st - Anatol' Vakhnyanyn, composer
Oct 4th - Stephen Albert Emery, composer
Oct 4th - Prudente José de Morais Barros, President of Brazil (d. 1912)
Oct 4th - Maria Sophie of Bavaria, queen of the Two Sicilies (d. 1925)
Oct 7th - Nicolaas Petrovic Njegos, king of Montenegro (1910-18)
Oct 11th - Freidrich Hegar, composer
Oct 16th - Itō Hirobumi, Japanese samurai, Japanese Prime Minister and Resident-General of Korea (d. 1909)
Nov 3rd - Johannes Eugenius Bülow Warming, Mandø, Danish Botanist (plant ecology, environment-organism interactions)
Nov 4th - Carl Tausig, composer
Nov 5th - Alexander Sergeyevich Famintsin, composer
Nov 6th - Nelson W. Aldrich, U.S. Senator from Rhode Island (d. 1915)
Nov 6th - Armand Fallières, French president (d. 1931)
Nov 9th - [Albert] Edward VII, king of England (1901-10)
Physicist and Nobel Laureate John William StruttPhysicist and Nobel Laureate John William Strutt (Nov 12th) Nov 12th - John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh, Malden Essex, English physicist and discoverer of argon (Nobel Prize 1904), (d. 1919)
Nov 13th - Edward Burd Grubb, American Civil War Brevet Brigadier General (d. 1913)
Nov 16th - Jules Violle, French physicist (d. 1923)
Nov 20th - Wilfrid Laurier, (L) 7th Canadian PM (1896-1911)
Nov 20th - Victor D'Hondt, Belgian mathematician (d. 1901)
Nov 25th - Ernst Schröder, German mathematician (d. 1902)
Nov 28th - E M Grace, cricketer (brother of W G)
Dec 5th - Marcus Daly, American mining tycoon (d. 1900)
Dec 6th - Frédéric Bazille, French painter (d. 1870)
Dec 20th - Ferdinand Buisson, French pacifist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1932)

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 1 of 1

Feb 17th - Dutch ex-king Willem I marries Henriette d'Oultremont de Wégimont

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 34 of 34

Jan 3rd - Wilhelmus Kist, writer/director of Dutch (Official) Gazette, dies at 82
Feb 11th - J H Ferdinand Olivier, German painter, dies at 55
Feb 13th - Thomas Ainsworth, English/Dutch industrialist, dies at 45
Feb 14th - Antun Sorkocevic, composer, dies at 65
Feb 15th - Sibrand Acker Stratingh, Dutch dr/chemist (electrical car), dies at 53
Feb 17th - Ferdinando Carulli, composer, dies at 70
Mar 1st - Claude Victor-Perrin, duc de Belluno, French marshal (b. 1764)
Mar 16th - Félix Savart, French surgeon/physicist, dies at 49
9th US President William Henry Harrison9th US President William Henry Harrison (Apr 4th) Apr 4th - William Henry Harrison, 9th President of the United States, becomes 1st president to die in office at 68 of pneumonia
Apr 28th - Peter Chanel, French saint (b. 1803)
Apr 29th - A Bertrand, writer, dies
Apr 30th - Peter Andreas Heiberg, Danish author and philologist (b. 1758)
May 3rd - Cornelis T Elout, Dutch minister of Finance/Navy/Colonies, dies at 74
May 6th - John Thomson, composer, dies at 35
May 20th - Joseph Blanco White, theological writert, dies
May 23rd - Franz Xaver von Baader, German philosopher/theologist, dies at 76
Jun 1st - David Wilkie, Scottish artist (b. 1785)
Jul 27th - Mikhail Yuryevich Lermontov, poet/novelist, dies
Aug 10th - Hippolyte Monpou, composer, dies at 37
Aug 13th - Bernhard Romberg, German cellist/composer, dies
Aug 24th - Karl Friedrich Curschmann, composer, dies at 36
Aug 24th - Theodore Edward Hook, English author (b. 1788)
Aug 27th - Ignaz Xaver von Seyfried, composer, dies at 65
Sep 9th - Augustin P de Candolle, Swiss botanist, dies at 63
Sep 15th - Alessandro Rolla, composer, dies at 84
Author of the Texas Declaration of Independence George ChildressAuthor of the Texas Declaration of Independence George Childress (Oct 6th) Oct 6th - George Childress, American lawyer and statesman (author of Texas Declaration of Independence), commits suicide at 37
Oct 9th - Karl F Schinkel, German painter/writer (Neue Wache), dies at 60
Oct 28th - Johan August Arfwedson, Swedish chemist (b. 1792)
Nov 1st - Antoine PFGdV Celles, Belgium/Dutch/French MP, dies
Nov 14th - Thomas Bruce, Count of Elgin & Kincardine, British diplomat, dies
Nov 18th - Georg Chistoph Grosheim, composer, dies at 77
Nov 30th - Charles Louis W J van Keverberg, Dutch government official, dies at 73
Dec 7th - Johann Daniel Ferstenberg, composer, dies at 83
Dec 18th - Felice Blangini, composer, dies at 60

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