What Happened in August 1743

Historical Events

  • Aug 10 Earliest recorded prize fighting rules formulated
  • Aug 14 Prussian army occupies Saksen, beginning 2nd Silezian War
  • Aug 16 Earliest boxing code of rules formulated in England (Jack Broughton)
  • Aug 17 Sweden & Russia sign peace treaty

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 19 Marie Jeanne Becu Comtesse du Barry, last mistress of Louis XV (d. 1793)
  • Aug 26 Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier, father of modern chemistry (Oxygen), born in Paris, France

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 1 Richard Savage, English poet/playwright, dies at about 46
  • Aug 5 John Hervey, 2nd Baron Hervey, English statesman and writer (b. 1696)