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|Years:||1838 1839 1840 - 1841 - 1842 1843 1844|
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- For the game, see Wikipedia:1841 (board game).
Year 1841 (MDCCCXLI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar).
Events of 1841[edit | edit source]
- January 25 - Charles Elliot of Britain and Kei Sin of Qing signed the Convention of Chuenpeh.
- January 26 - The United Kingdom occupies Hong Kong. Later during the year, the first census of the island recorded a population of about 75,000.
- January 30 - A fire destroys two-thirds of the then villa (now city) of Mayagüez.
- February 18 - The first ongoing filibuster in the United States Senate begins and lasts until March 11.
- March 4 - Martin Van Buren, President of the United States is succeeded by William Henry Harrison.
- March 9 - The Supreme Court of the United States rules in the Amistad case that the Africans who seized control of the ship had been taken into slavery illegally.
- April 4 - President William Henry Harrison dies of pneumonia becoming the first President of the United States to die in office and at one month, the elected president with the shortest term served. He is succeeded by Vice President John Tyler, who becomes the 10th President of the United States.
- April 6 - President John Tyler is sworn in.
- May 11 - Lt. Charles Wilkes lands at Fort Nisqually in Puget Sound.
- August 16 - U.S. President John Tyler vetoes a bill which called for the re-establishment of the Second Bank of the United States. Enraged Whig Party members riot outside the White House in the most violent demonstration on White House grounds in U.S. history.
- September 24 - United Kingdom annexes Sarawak from Brunei; James Brooke is appointed rajah.
- October 16 - Queen's University is founded in Kingston, Ontario, by Rev. Thomas Liddell, who carried a Royal Charter from Queen Victoria and became the school's first principal.
- October 30 - a fire at the Tower of London destroys its Grand Armoury and causes a quarter of a million pounds worth of damage.
- November 13 - James Braid first sees a demonstration of animal magnetism, which leads to his study of the subject he eventually calls hypnosis.
Undated[edit | edit source]
- The two colonies of the Canadas are merged into the Province of Canada.
- Fordham University is founded in The Bronx by the Society of Jesus. Its name at founding is St. John's College.
- August Borsig builds the first German locomotive.
- The city of Dallas is founded by John Neely Bryan.
- John Augustus develops the concept of probation.
Ongoing events[edit | edit source]
Births[edit | edit source]
|Gregorian calendar||1841 |
|Ab urbe condita||2594|
|Armenian calendar||1290 |
|Bahá'í calendar||-3 – -2|
|Coptic calendar||1557 – 1558|
|Ethiopian calendar||1833 – 1834|
|Hebrew calendar||5601 – 5602|
|- Vikram Samvat||1896 – 1897|
|- Shaka Samvat||1763 – 1764|
|- Kali Yuga||4942 – 4943|
|Iranian calendar||1219 – 1220|
|Islamic calendar||1256 – 1257|
|- Imperial Year||Kōki 2501|
|Thai solar calendar||2384|
January - June[edit | edit source]
- January 7 - Bernadette Soubirous, a visionary from Lourdes. (d. 1879)
- January 14 - Berthe Morisot, French painter (d. 1895)
- January 25 - Jackie Fisher, British admiral (d. 1920)
- January 28 - Henry Morton Stanley, Welsh explorer and journalist (d. 1904)
- February 2 - François-Alphonse Forel, Swiss hydrologist (d. 1912)
- February 4 - Clément Ader, French engineer, inventor, and airplane pioneer (d. 1926)
- February 25 - Pierre-Auguste Renoir, French painter (d. 1919)
- March 8 - Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., U.S. Supreme Court Justice (d. 1935)
- April 9 - William George Aston, British consular official (d. 1911)
- April 13 - Louis-Ernest Barrias, French sculptor (d. 1905)
- May 10 - James Gordon Bennett, American newspaper publisher (d. 1918)
July - December[edit | edit source]
- August 25 - Emil Kocher, Swiss medical researcher, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (d. 1917)
- September 8 - Antonín Dvořák, Czech composer (d. 1904)
- September 28 - Georges Clemenceau, French statesman (d. 1929)
- October 7 - King Nicholas I of Montenegro (d. 1921)
- October 16 - Prince Hirobumi Ito, Japanese governor of Korea (d. 1909)
- November 6 - Nelson W. Aldrich, Senator from Rhode Island (d. 1915)
- November 6 - Armand Fallières, French President (d. 1931)
- November 9 - King Edward VII of the United Kingdom (d. 1910)
- November 13 - Edward Burd Grubb, American Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General (d.1913)
- November 20 - Wilfrid Laurier, seventh Prime Minister of Canada (d. 1919)
- December 6 - Frédéric Bazille, French painter (d. 1870)
- December 20 - Ferdinand Buisson, French pacifist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1932)
- See also 1841 births.
Deaths[edit | edit source]
- February 17 - Ferdinando Carulli, Italian guitarist (b. 1770)
- March 1 - Claude Victor-Perrin, French marshal (b. 1764)
- April 4 - William Henry Harrison, 9th President of the United States (b. 1773)
- April 28 - Peter Chanel, French Roman Catholic missionary (martyred) (b. 1803)
- April 30 - Peter Andreas Heiberg, Danish author and philologist (b. 1758)
- May 20 - Joseph Blanco White, British theologian (b. 1775)
- May 23 - Franz Xaver von Baader, German philosopher and theologian (b. 1765)
- June 1 - David Wilkie, Scottish artist (b. 1785)
- August 24 - Theodore Edward Hook, English author (b. 1788)
- September 25 - John Chandler, American politician (b. 1762)
- December 23 - William Hay Macnaghten, Anglo-Indian diplomat (b. 1793)
People of the year 1841 at Familypedia
275 people were born in 1841
104 children were born to the 114 women born in 1841
166 people died in 1841
13136 people lived in 1841
Events of the year 1841 at Familypedia
236 people were married in 1841.
There were 0 military battles in 1841.
- See also 1841 deaths.
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