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What Happened on July 2, 1743

Famous Deaths


Person of interestSpencer Compton

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

British Prime Minister Spencer Compton
British Prime Minister
Spencer Compton

1743 Highlights

About July 2, 1743

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 277 years, 7 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Cancer