On This Day

Events in History in 1741

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

Book releaseHistoric Publication

Feb 16 Benjamin Franklin's General Magazine begins publishing

United States Founding Father Benjamin Franklin
United States Founding Father
Benjamin Franklin
  • 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

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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

Mathematician Leonhard Euler
Leonhard Euler
King of Prussia Frederick the Great
King of Prussia
Frederick the Great
  • Jun 30 Pope Benedict XIV encyclical forbidding traffic in alms
  • 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

BattleCoup d'état

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

Empress of Russia Elizabeth of Russia
Empress of Russia
Elizabeth of 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

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Dec 25 Astronomer Anders Celsius introduces Centigrade temperature scale

Astronomer Anders Celsius
Anders Celsius
  • Dec 27 Prussian forces took Olmutz, Czechoslovakia