Battle of Dettingen
Jun 27 War of the Austrian Succession: Battle of Dettingen: in Bavaria, King George II of Britain personally leads troops into battle. The last time a British monarch commanded troops in the field.
- Jul 18 1st half-page newspaper ad is published (NY Weekly Journal)
- Aug 10 Earliest recorded prize fighting rules formulated
- Aug 14 Prussian army occupies Saksen, beginning 2nd Silezian War
- Aug 17 Treaty of Åbo signed in Turku by Sweden and Russian Empire, ending the Russo-Swedish War (1741-1743)
- Sep 13 Great Britain, Austria and Savoye-Sardinia sign Treaty of Worms
- Nov 5 Coordinated scientific observations of the transit of Mercury were organized by Joseph-Nicolas Delisle