Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Worldwide Timeline of 1841

What was happening…?
Richard Wagner

28-year-old Richard Wagner wrote The Flying Dutchman (first version) 
• The US Supreme Court rules in the “Amistad” case that the Africans who seized control of the ship had been taken into slavery illegally
• Frederick Douglass spoke in front of the Anti-Slavery Covention in Nantucket, MA

Who was born…?
• Emmanuel Chabrier
~ French Composer and Pianist
• Antonin Dvorak
~ Czech Composer
• Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
~ Asso. Justice of US Supreme Court
• Albert Edward, Prince of Wales
~ Future King Edward VII
• Otto Wagner
~ Austrian Architect
• Adolfo Rivadeneyra
            ~ Spanish traveler, Diplomat, and Writer

How old was…?
• Brahms = 8 years-old
• Liszt = 30 years-old
• Schumann = 31 years-old
• Chopin = 31 years-old
• Mendelsohn =  42 years-old

Who died…?
• William Henry Harrison, the 9th US President
~ Died a month after his inauguration (first US President to die in office)
• Karl Friedrich Schinkel
~ Prussian architect
• Franz Xaver von Baader
~ German philosopher and theologian

 What was written…?
• “Murders in the Rue Morgue” by Edgar Allen Poe
• “The Deerslayer” by James Fenimore Cooper
• “Self-Reliance” by Ralph Waldo Emerson
• “The Old Curiosity Shop” by Charles Dickens

What was new…?
• The city of Dallas, Texas is founded by John Neely Bryan
• Oberlin College in Ohio grants the first BA degrees to women
• Adolphe Sax, a Belgian musician, invents the saxophone
• The New York Herald Tribune starts publishing
Punch magazine in England starts publishing
Parts of the modern Saxophone

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