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  • 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
  • Mar 5 1st US religious journal, The Christian History, published, Boston
  • Mar 14 1st American town meeting (Boston's Faneuil Hall)

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

  • Jun 27 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 18 1st half-page newspaper ad is published (NY Weekly Journal)
  • 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
  • Sep 2 Britain/Austria/Savoye-Sardinia sign Treaty of Worms
  • Sep 13 Britain, Austria & Savoye-Sardinia sign Treaty of Worms
  • Nov 5 Coordinated scientific observations of the transit of Mercury were organized by Joseph-Nicolas Delisle.