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1741Benjamin Franklin's General Magazine (2nd US Mag) begins publishing

1741George Frideric Handel finishes "Messiah" oratorio, after working on it non-stop for 23 days

1741 Historical Events
Date Event
Feb 13
Andrew Bedford publishes 1st American magazine (American Magazine) 
Feb 16
Benjamin Franklin's General Magazine (2nd US Mag) begins publishing 
Mar 4
British fleet under Rear Admiral of the Blue Sir Chaloner Ogle reaches Cartagena de Indias (Colombia) 
Mar 9
English 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 bad quality of bread 
Apr 13
Royal Military Academy forms at Woolwich 
May 8
France & Bavaria sign Covenant of Nymphenburg 
May 28
Spain & Bavaria sign treaty 
Jun 4
Prussia goes to the Covenant of Nymphenburg 
Jun 15
Capt Bering leaves Petropavlovsk, sailing to America 
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
Capt 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 
Sep 14
George Frideric Handel finishes "Messiah" oratorio, after working on it non-stop for 23 days 
Nov 26
French & Beiers army occupies Prague 
Dec 5
-6] Russian princess Elisabeth Petrovna grabs powers 
Dec 7
Elisabeth Petrovna becomes tsarina of Russia 
Dec 25
Astronomer Anders Celsius introduces Centigrade temperature scale 
Dec 27
Prussian forces took Olmutz, Czechoslovakia 
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