Historical Events in 1741

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  • Feb 13th Andrew Bedford publishes 1st American magazine (American Magazine)

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Feb 16th Benjamin Franklin's General Magazine (2nd US Mag) begins publishing

United States Founding Father Benjamin Franklin
United States Founding Father
Benjamin Franklin
  • Mar 4th British fleet under Rear Admiral of the Blue Sir Chaloner Ogle reaches Cartagena de Indias (Colombia)
  • Mar 9th English fleet under admiral Ogle begins assault on Cartagena
  • Apr 10th War of the Austrian Succession: Prussia defeats Austria in the Battle of Mollwitz.
  • Apr 13th Dutch people protest bad quality of bread
  • Apr 13th Royal Military Academy forms at Woolwich
  • May 8th France & Bavaria sign Covenant of Nymphenburg
  • May 28th Spain & Bavaria sign treaty
  • Jun 4th Prussia goes to the Covenant of Nymphenburg
  • Jun 15th Capt Bering leaves Petropavlovsk, sailing to America
  • Jun 30th Pope Benedict XIV encyclical forbidding traffic in alms
  • Jul 15th Alexei Chirikov sights land in Southeast Alaska. He sends men ashore in a longboat, making them the first Europeans to visit Alaska.
  • Jul 28th Capt Bering discovers Mount St Elias, Alaska
  • Jul 31st Charles Albert of Bavaria invades Upper Austria and Bohemia.
  • Aug 15th French troops attack the Rhine
  • Aug 20th Alaska first sighted by Danish explorer Vitus Bering at head of Russian expedition
  • Sep 11th Queen Maria Theresa addresses Hungarian Parliament

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Sep 14th George Frideric Handel finishes "Messiah" oratorio, after working on it non-stop for 23 days

  • Nov 26th French & Beiers army occupies Prague
  • Dec 5th -6] Russian princess Elisabeth Petrovna grabs powers
  • Dec 7th Elisabeth Petrovna becomes tsarina of Russia

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Dec 25th Astronomer Anders Celsius introduces Centigrade temperature scale

Astronomer Anders Celsius
Astronomer
Anders Celsius
  • Dec 27th Prussian forces took Olmutz, Czechoslovakia