1841 in the United States
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|1841 in the United States|
|Years:||1838 1839 1840 – 1841 – 1842 1843 1844|
26 stars (1837–45)
Events from the year 1841 in the United States.
- Vice President:
- Chief Justice: Roger B. Taney (Maryland)
- Speaker of the House of Representatives: Robert Mercer Taliaferro Hunter (W-Virginia) (until March 4), John White (W-Kentucky) (starting May 31)
- Congress: 26th (until March 4), 27th (starting March 4)
- January 30 – A fire destroys 300 of the 500 housing units in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico.
- February 18 – The first ongoing filibuster in the United States Senate begins and lasts until March 11.
- March 4 – Martin Van Buren is succeeded as President of the United States by William Henry Harrison.
- March 9 – Amistad: The Supreme Court of the United States rules in the 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 president with the shortest term served. He is succeeded by Vice President John Tyler, who becomes the tenth President of the United States.
- April 6 – President John Tyler is sworn in.
- 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.
- Frederick Douglass speaks at Massachusetts Anti-slavery Society Convention.
- P.T. Barnum Purchases Scudder's American Museum.
- Edgar Allan Poe Becomes the editor of Graham's Magazine.
- The Murders in the Rue Morgue by Edgar Allan Poe is published in Graham's Magazine
- Iconic chocolate company Whitman's is established when Stephen F. Whitman opens a small retail "confectionery and fruiterer shop" at Third and Market Streets in Philadelphia.
- The city of Dallas, Texas is founded by John Neely Bryan.
- Fordham University is founded in The Bronx by the Society of Jesus. Its name at its founding is St. John's College.
- Second Seminole War (1835–1842)
- March 1 – Blanche Bruce, United States Senator from Mississippi from 1875 till 1881. (died 1898)
- May 15 – James Henderson Berry, United States Senator from Arkansas from 1885 till 1907. (died 1913)
- September 8 – Charles Guiteau, Assassin of President James A. Garfield (died 1882)
- October 18 – Bishop W. Perkins, United States Senator from Kansas from 1892 till 1893. (died 1894)
- October 29 – William Harris, United States Senator from Kansas from 1897 till 1903. (died 1909)
- November 6 – Nelson W. Aldrich, United States Senator from Rhode Island from 1881 till 1911. (died 1915)
- December 8 – Thomas R. Bard, United States Senator from California from 1900 till 1905. (died 1915)
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- February 25 – Philip Pendleton Barbour, Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court from 1836 till 1841. (born 1783)
- April 4 – William Henry Harrison, ninth President of the United States in 1841 (born 1773)
- October 21 – John Forsyth, United States Senator from Georgia from 1818 till 1819 and from 1829 till 1834. (born 1780)
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