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1841 was 30 years before the founding of the City of Birmingham and the 22nd year of Alabama statehood.


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In 1841, the Second Seminole War and the First Opium War continued. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland occupied Hong Kong. William Henry Harrison became President, died one month later, and was succeeded by Vice President John Tyler. A fire at the Tower of London destroyed its Grand Armoury. The city of Dallas, Texas was founded.

Notable births in 1841 included explorer Henry Morton Stanley, painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr, assassin Charles J. Guiteau, statesman Georges Clemenceau, and King Edward VII of the United Kingdom. Notable deaths included guitarist Ferdinando Carulli, President William Henry Harrison, philosopher Franz Xaver von Baader, artist David Wilkie, murder victim Mary Rogers, and politician John Chandler.

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