On This Day

What Happened in June 1741

Historical Events

  • Jun 4 Prussia goes to the Covenant of Nymphenburg
  • Jun 15 Captain Vitus Bering leaves Petropavlovsk, sailing to America

Historic Event

Jun 19 Russian mathematician Leonhard Euler leaves St. Petersburg for a position at the Berlin Academy, offered to him by Frederick the Great of Prussia

  • Jun 30 Pope Benedict XIV encyclical forbidding traffic in alms

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 11 Joseph Warren, American physician and soldier, born in Roxbury, Province of Massachusetts Bay (d. 1775)
  • Jun 19 Reinier Vinkeles, Dutch engraver and art collector, born in Amsterdam (d. 1816)
  • Jun 22 Luigi Tomasini, Italian violinist and composer (head of Prince Esterházy's court orchestra), born in Pesaro, Italy (d. 1808)

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 22 Joseph-Hector Fiocco, Belgian composer, dies at 38