Historical Events in 1741

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

Historic Publication

Feb 16 Benjamin Franklin's General Magazine begins publishing

  • Mar 4 British fleet under Rear Admiral of the Blue Sir Chaloner Ogle reaches Cartagena de Indias (Colombia)
  • Mar 9 British fleet under admiral Ogle begins assault on Cartagena
  • Apr 10 War of the Austrian Succession: Prussia defeats Austria in the Battle of Mollwitz
  • Apr 13 Dutch people protest poor quality of bread
  • Apr 13 Royal Military Academy forms at Woolwich, England
  • May 8 France & Bavaria sign Covenant of Nymphenburg
  • May 28 Spain and Bavaria sign treaty
  • 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

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.
  • Aug 15 French troops attack the Rhine
  • Aug 20 Alaska first sighted by Danish explorer Vitus Bering at head of Russian expedition
  • Sep 11 Queen Maria Theresa addresses Hungarian Parliament

Music History

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

Coup d'├ętat

Nov 25 Elizabeth of Russia seizes power in a coup with the aid of Imperial Russian guards in Saint Petersburg, Russia

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

Historic Event

Dec 25 Astronomer Anders Celsius introduces Centigrade temperature scale

  • Dec 27 Prussian forces took Olmutz, Czechoslovakia