On This Day

What Happened in February 1741

Historical Events

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

Historic Publication

Feb 16 Benjamin Franklin's General Magazine begins publishing

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 8 André Grétry, French opera composer, born in Prince-Bishopric of Liège (now Belgium) (d. 1813)
  • Feb 9 Henri-Joseph Rigel, German composer, born in Wertheim am Main, Duchy of Württemberg (d. 1799)
  • Feb 10 Franz Adam Veichtner, German violinist and composer, baptized in Regensburg, Bavaria (d. 1822)

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 13 Johann Joseph Fux, Austrian composer/music theorist, dies at about 80