On This Day

What Happened in July 1743

Historical Events

  • Jul 18 1st half-page newspaper ad is published (NY Weekly Journal)

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 3 Sophia Magdalena of Denmark, Queen consort of Sweden, born in Christiansborg Palace, Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1813)
  • Jul 14 Gavrila Romanovich Derzhavin, Russian poet and statesman, born in the Kazan Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1816)
  • Jul 31 August R van Hekeren van Suideras, Dutch orangist

Famous Deaths

Spencer Compton

Jul 2 Spencer Compton 1st Earl of Wilmington, Prime Minister of Great Britain (Whig: 1742-43) statesman who served in government from 1715 until his death, dies at about 70