Historical Events in August 1743

  • Aug 10 Earliest recorded prize fighting rules formulated
  • Aug 14 Prussian army occupies Saksen, beginning 2nd Silezian War
  • Aug 16 Champion of England titleholder Jack Broughton publishes 'Rules of the Ring' - earliest boxing code
  • Aug 17 Treaty of Åbo signed in Turku by Sweden and Russian Empire, ending the Russo-Swedish War (1741-1743)