On This Day

What Happened in July 1741

Historical Events

Historic Event

Jul 8 Theologian Jonathan Edwards preaches perhaps the most famous of all American sermons "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God" at Enfield, Connecticut, part of the Great Awakening

  • Jul 15 Alexei Chirikov sights land in Southeast Alaska. He sends men ashore in a longboat, making them the first Europeans to visit Alaska
  • Jul 28 Captain Vitus Bering discovers Mount St Elias, Alaska
  • Jul 31 Charles Albert of Bavaria invades Upper Austria and Bohemia.

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 27 François-Hippolyte Barthélémon, French composer, born in Bordeaux, France (d. 1808)

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 3 Elisabeth Therese of Lorraine, Queen consort of Sardinia (1737-41), dies at 29
  • Jul 30 Wierich PL count von Daun, gov-gen of Austria & Netherlands, dies