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Events in 1741
|12 January:|| ||The Julian calendar including its New Year's Day is delayed by 11 days.|
|15 February:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|16 February:|| ||This Chinese New Year the Monkey makes way for the Year of the Rooster.|
|14 March:|| ||Empress Maria Theresa of Austria orders the ballroom next to her palace in Vienna to be a converted to a theatre, the k.k. Theater nächst der Burg known as Burgtheater since 1918.|
|1 April:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|2 April:|| ||The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated Easter Sunday after the first full moon after the spring equinox as fixed by the Council of Nicaea in 325.|
|21 May:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|19 June:|| ||Mathematics genius Euler leaves St. Petersburg to take up a post at the Berlin Academy at the invitation of Frederick the Great of Prussia.|
|22 July:|| ||Clara, the fifth rhinoceros in Europe since 1515, disembarks at Rotterdam.|
|28 July:|| ||Antonio Vivaldi, Italian composer, priest and virtuoso violinist, dies in Vienna at age 63.|
|20 September:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
|30 October:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 1154 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|29 November:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|19 December:|| ||Vitus Bering, Danish navigator in Russian service, the first European to map Alaska and its Aleutian Islands, dies on Bering Island in the Bering Sea at age 60.|
|24 December:|| ||Christmas Eve starts off the holidays celebrating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.|
People in 1741
William Kent, Edmond Halley, Jonathan Swift, Johann Sebastian Bach, Georg Friedrich Händel, Hans Egede, Charles-Louis de Secondat, Voltaire, Nader Shah, Daniel Bernoulli, Anders Celsius, Benjamin Franklin, Leonhard Euler, Carolus Linnaeus, Carlo Goldoni, Louis XV, Ruđer Bošković, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Denis Diderot, Thomas Gray, Johann Winckelmann, Thomas Chippendale, Adam Smith, John Smeaton, Immanuel Kant, James Cook, Catherine the Great, Josiah Wedgwood, Charles Messier, George Washington, Joseph Haydn, Taksin, James Watt, Rama I, Joseph-Louis Lagrange, Edward Gibbon, John Hancock, William Herschel and Joseph-Michel Montgolfier celebrated their birthday this year.
The year 1741 was a common year starting on a Sunday, just like 1645, 1651, 1662, 1673, 1679, 1690, 1702, 1713, 1719 and 1730 in the century before it and 1747, 1758, 1769, 1775, 1786, 1797, 1809, 1815, 1826 and 1837 in the next.
The coloured days highlight
other historical milestones, and recurring events such as anniversaries and
icons indicate the phases of the moon and appear only for dates in the Gregorian calendar, i.e. after 14 October 1582. The Chinese calendar is available only from 1645 to 2644, the first millenium since the last reform. The coloured columns mark the Sundays, the last day of the week per standard ISO-8601.
The normal calendar page for the current /year?2013 contains an introduction to the intriguing history of the year as we know it. The Calendar Converter has more detail. The so called Perpetual Calendar uses a trick from before the age of computers to find the weekday for any Gregorian date. Also see an overview of all historical events in the last six thousand years.
URL: < http://4umi.com/year?1741&a=1&z=0 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 23 May 2013.