Historical Events for Year 1841

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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 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 Negroes are free (Amistad Incident)
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 6th - Cornerstone laid for 2nd Mormon temple, Nauvoo, Illinois
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 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
Sep 24th - Britain obtains Sarawak from Brunei (James Brooke appointed Rajah)
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 - 1st 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

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