On This Day

What Happened in January 1743

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 20 Pascal Boyer, composer
  • Jan 21 John Fitch, inventor (had a working steamboat years before Fulton)

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 3 Ferdinando Galli-Bibiena, Italian architect and designer, dies at 85
  • Jan 7 Anne Sophie Reventlow, Queen of Denmark and Norway (1721-30), dies at 49
  • Jan 29 Andre Hercule Fleury, French cardinal (1726-43), dies