1841 in History – What happened in year 1841

✅ Published on April 4th, 2009 in 19th Century in History

In history, year 1841 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1841.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1841 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
26 januaryCommodore Sir James Bremer raised the Union Jack at Possession Point and formally claimed Hong Kong as a colony for the British Empire.
04 aprilWilliam Henry Harrison became the first U.S. President to die in office, 32 days into his term, sparking a brief constitutional crisis regarding questions of presidential succession that were left unanswered by the U.S. Constitution.
28 juneGiselle, a ballet by French composer Adolphe Adam, was firstperformed at the Théâtre de l'Académie Royale de Musique in Paris.
18 julyPedro II, the last Emperor of Brazil, having reigned inminority since 1831, was acclaimed, crowned and consecrated.
16 octoberThe Church of Scotland established Queen's College in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
13 novemberScottish surgeon James Braid observed a demonstration of animalmagnetism, which inspired him to study the subject he eventually calledhypnotism.
30 SeptemberThe famous American scientist Samuel Slocum patented the \ 'Stapler \'.
17 JanuaryBritish climber George Everest discovered the world's highest peak. This peak was also named Everest after this.
20 JanuaryIn the First Opium War, China handed over Hong Kong to Britain.
27 MarchThe first steam fire engine was successfully tested in New York.
26 AprilThe Bombay Gadget newspaper was first published on silk cloth.
27 JanuaryErebus, an active volcano in Antarctica, was discovered and established under the name James Clark Ross.
10 FebruaryThe British North America Act, 1840), the Union Act, was announced in Canada.
04 MarchWilliam Henry Harrison was sworn in as the ninth President of the United States.
06 AprilPresident John Tyler was sworn in.
22 MayRevolt in Guria in 1841: The Georgia province of Guria started a revolt against the Russian Empire.
21 JuneFordham University was founded by The Bronx by the Society of Jesus, hence the name St. John's College.
05 JulyThomas Cook arranged his first railway excursion in England.
16 AugustThe us Chairman John Tyler opposed a bill that went to the re-establishment of the Second Bank of the United States, rioting members of the outraged White House outside the White House in the most violent demonstration on the White House grounds in American history.
07 OctoberQueen's University, established by Thomas Liddell in the Rev. City of Kingston, Ontario, acting as the Royal Charter of Queen Victoria, became the first principal of the school.
12 NovemberThe city of Texas was founded by John Nellie Bryan.
23 DecemberFirst Anglo-Afghan War: In a meeting with Afghan General Akbar Khan, British diplomat Sir William Hay McNaughton was shot dead.


Famous birthdays in the year 1841:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
02 AprilClément Ader / Engineer / France
02 February François-Alphonse Forel / Limnologist / Switzerland
03 March John Murray / Biologist / Canada
04 OctoberPrudente de Morais / Politician / Brazil
06 NovemberNelson W. Aldrich / Politician / United States of America
06 JuneEliza Orzeszkowa / Author / Poland
06 March Viktor Burenin / Poet / Russia
08 March Oliver Wendell Holmes / Jurist / United States of America
13 JulyOtto Wagner / Architect / Austria
13 AprilLouis-Ernest Barrias / Academic / France
14 January Berthe Morisot / Painter / France
15 January Frederick Stanley / Politician / United Kingdom
15 AprilJoseph E. Seagram / Politician / Canada
16 NovemberJules Violle / Academic / France
16 OctoberItō Hirobumi / Politician / Japan
18 January Emmanuel Chabrier / Painist / France
18 AugustWilliam Halford / Lieutenant / United Kingdom
20 DecemberFerdinand Buisson / Politician / France
20 NovemberVictor D'Hondt / Mathematician / Belgium
22 SeptemberAndrejs Pumpurs / Soldier / Latvia
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