What Happened in February 1743

Historical Events

  • Feb 3 Philadelphia establishes a "pesthouse" to quarantine immigrants
  • Feb 8 Comet C/1743 C1 approaches within 0.0390 AUs of Earth
  • Feb 14 Henry Pelham becomes Britain's First Lord of Treasury

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Feb 13 Joseph Banks, English botanist and naturalist (d. 1820)

Botanist and explorer Joseph Banks
Botanist and explorer
Joseph Banks
  • Feb 19 [Ridolfo] Luigi Boccherini, Italian composer, cellist (Minuet)
  • Feb 23 Mayer Amschel Rothschild, German-born banker (d. 1812)

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 1 Giuseppe Ottavio Pitoni, Italian composer, dies at 85
  • Feb 7 Lodovico Giustini, composer, dies at 57
  • Feb 18 Anna Maria Luisa de' Medici, last of the Medicis (b. 1667)