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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 14 Henry Pelham becomes Britain's First Lord of Treasury

British Prime Minister Henry Pelham
British Prime Minister
Henry Pelham

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Feb 13 Joseph Banks, English botanist and naturalist who accompanied James Cook on board the Endeavour, born in London (d. 1820)

Botanist and explorer Joseph Banks
Botanist and explorer
Joseph Banks
  • Feb 19 [Ridolfo] Luigi Boccherini, Italian composer, cellist (Minuet)

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)