World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

1741 in Canada

Article Id: WHEBN0000487693
Reproduction Date:

Title: 1741 in Canada  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: 1741 in Canada, 1744 in Canada, 1739 in Canada, Timeline of Canadian history, History of Canada
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

1741 in Canada

Years in Canada: 1738 1739 1740 1741 1742 1743 1744
Centuries: 17th century · 18th century · 19th century
Decades: 1710s 1720s 1730s 1740s 1750s 1760s 1770s
Years: 1738 1739 1740 1741 1742 1743 1744

Events from the year 1741 in Canada.


  • Alexei Chirikof, with Bering expedition, sights land on July 15; the Europeans had found Alaska.
  • Russians Vitus Bering and Aleksi Cherikov 'discover' Alaska and bring back fur skins (Bering shipwrecked on return and died); the Fur Rush is on.
  • The lives of early Alaskans remained basically unchanged for thousands of years, until Russian sailors, led by Danish explorer Vitus Bering, sighted Alaska's mainland in 1741.
  • The Russians were soon followed by British, Spanish, and American adventurers. But it was the Russians who stayed to trade for the pelts of sea otters and other fur-bearing animals, interjecting their own culture and staking a strong claim on Alaska. Once the fur trade declined, however, the Russians lost interest in this beautiful though largely unexplored land.



This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.