Events in the year 1841

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  • Senate Began

    1st continuous filibuster in US Senate began, lasting until March 11
  • Longest Inaugeration Speech

    Longest inauguration speech (8,443 words), William Henry Harrison
  • Supreme Court Rules

    US Supreme Court rules Negroes are free (Amistad Incident)
  • US Steam Engine

    1st US steam fire engine tested, NYC
  • "Murders in the Rue Morgue"

    Edgar Allen Poe's "Murders in the Rue Morgue," published
  • Emigrant Wagon

    1st emigrant wagon train leaves Independence, Missouri for Calif
  • Erie Boat

    Erie boat in Buffalo NY catches fire; 242 die
  • Wagon Train

    1st wagon train arrives in California
  • Life Preservers

    Life preservers made of cork are patented by Napoleon Guerin (NYC)
  • Dental Surgeons

    Alabama becomes 1st state to license dental surgeons