Historical Events in 1743

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  • Feb 3rd Philadelphia establishes a "pesthouse" to quarantine immigrants
  • Feb 8th Comet C/1743 C1 approaches within 0.0390 AUs of Earth
  • Feb 14th Henry Pelham becomes Britain's First Lord of Treasury
  • Mar 5th 1st US religious journal, The Christian History, published, Boston
  • Mar 14th 1st American town meeting (Boston's Faneuil Hall)

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Mar 23rd George Frideric Handel's oratorio "Messiah" premieres in London

  • Jun 27th War of the Austrian Succession: Battle of Dettingen: in Bavaria, King George II of Britain personally leads troops into battle. The last time a British monarch would command troops in the field.
  • Jul 18th 1st half-page newspaper ad is published (NY Weekly Journal)
  • Aug 10th Earliest recorded prize fighting rules formulated
  • Aug 14th Prussian army occupies Saksen, beginning 2nd Silezian War
  • Aug 16th Earliest boxing code of rules formulated in England (Jack Broughton)
  • Aug 17th Sweden & Russia sign peace treaty
  • Sep 2nd Britain/Austria/Savoye-Sardinia sign Treaty of Worms
  • Sep 13th Britain, Austria & Savoye-Sardinia sign Treaty of Worms
  • Nov 5th Coordinated scientific observations of the transit of Mercury were organized by Joseph-Nicolas Delisle.