On This Day

July 1741 in History

Events in History

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.

Deaths in History

  • 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