1741 in History
February 13 Andrew Bedford publishes 1st American magazine (American Magazine)
February 16 Benjamin Franklin's General Magazine, 2nd U.S. magazine begins publishing
March 4 English fleet under Admiral Ogle reaches Cartagena
March 9 English fleet under Admiral Ogle begins assault on Cartagena
April 10 Prussians defeat Austrians at Mollwitz
April 13 Dutch people protest bad quality of bread
April 13 Royal Military Academy forms at Woolwich
May 8 France and Bavaria sign Covenant of Nymphenburg
May 28 Spain and Bavaria sign treaty
June 4 Prussia goes to the Covenant of Nymphenburg
June 15 Captain Bering leaves Petropavlovsk, sailing to America
June 30 Pope Benedict XIV encyclical forbidding traffic in alms
July 28 Captain Bering discovers Mount St. Elias, Alaska
August 15 French troops attack the Rhine
August 20 Alaska discovered by Danish explorer Vitus Bering
September 11 Queen Maria Theresa addresses Hungarian Parliament
September 14 George Frederick Handel finishes "Messiah" oratorio, after working on it non-stop for 23 days
September 16 George Frederick Handel's "The Messiah," premieres in Dublin
November 26 French and Beiers army occupies Prague
December 5 Russian princess Elisabeth Petrovna grabs powers
December 7 Elisabeth Petrovna becomes tsarina of Russia
December 25 Astronomer Anders Celcius introduces Centigrade temperature scale
December 27 Prussian forces took Olmutz, Czechoslovakia