On This Day

What Happened in 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
  • Mar 5 1st US religious journal, The Christian History, published in Boston
  • Mar 14 1st American town meeting is held in Boston's Faneuil Hall
  • Mar 23 George Frideric Handel's oratorio "Messiah" premieres at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, 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 commanded 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
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1743 in Music

1743 in Sport

  • Aug 16 Champion of England titleholder Jack Broughton publishes 'Rules of the Ring' - earliest boxing code

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1st half-page newspaper ad is published (NY Weekly Journal)

On July 18, 1743

Famous People in 1743

World Leaders in 1743