Year 1843 in History

Events in History

  • Feb 1 Oldest continuous writer of insurance in America - The Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York (MONY) opens
  • May 22 1st wagon train with 700 - 1000 migrants, departs Independence, Missouri for Oregon

Historical Marriages

  • Feb 6 American Frontiersman Kit Carson (33) weds Mexican socialite Josefa Jaramillo (14) at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, in Taos, Mexico
  • Apr 23 Samuel Gridley Howe, American physician and educator, marries Julia Ward, American poet and author
  • Jun 19 Philosopher Karl Marx (25) weds Jenny von Westphalen in Germany

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