1841 events in history

Jan 20 Hong Kong Island is occupied by the British
Jan 26 The United Kingdom formally occupies Hong Kong, which China later formally cedes
Jan 30 A fire destroys two-thirds of Mayagüez, Puerto Rico
Mar 9 The U.S. Supreme Court rules in the United States v. The Amistad case that captive Africans who had seized control of the ship carrying them had been taken into slavery illegally
Mar 30 The National Bank of Greece is founded in Athens
Apr 4 William Henry Harrison dies of pneumonia becoming the first President of the United States to die in office and with the shortest term served
Jun 28 The Paris Opera Ballet premieres Giselle in the Salle Le Peletier
Jul 18 Coronation of Emperor Pedro II of Brazil, on 18 July
Aug 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
Sep 24 The Sultan of Brunei cedes Sarawak to the United Kingdom
Oct 16 Queen's University is founded in Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Nov 13 James Braid first sees a demonstration of animal magnetism, which leads to his study of the subject he eventually calls hypnotism