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

Historic Event

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


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Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 8 Louis d'Affry, French general, military governor of Switzerland and mayor of Freiburg, born in Freiburg im Üechtland, Switzerland (d. 1810)

Joseph Banks

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

  • Feb 19 (Ridolfo) Luigi Boccherini, Italian cellist and composer, who worked in the Spanish court, born in Lucca, Kingdom Of Italy (d. 1803)

Famous Deaths

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