Today in History for Year 1743

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 15 of 15

Feb 3rd - Philadelphia establishes a "pesthouse" to quarantine immigrants
Feb 8th - Comet C/1743 C1 approaches within 0.0390 AUs of Earth
Feb 14th - Henry Pelham becomes Britain's First Lord of Treasury
Mar 5th - 1st US religious journal, The Christian History, published, Boston
Mar 14th - 1st American town meeting (Boston's Faneuil Hall)
Mar 23rd - George Frideric Handel's oratorio "Messiah" premieres in London
Jun 27th - 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 would command troops in the field.
Jul 18th - 1st half-page newspaper ad is published (NY Weekly Journal)
Aug 10th - Earliest recorded prize fighting rules formulated
Composer George Friedrich HandelComposer George Friedrich Handel Aug 14th - Prussian army occupies Saksen, beginning 2nd Silezian War
Aug 16th - Earliest boxing code of rules formulated in England (Jack Broughton)
Aug 17th - Sweden & Russia sign peace treaty
Sep 2nd - England/Austria/Savoye-Sardinia sign Treaty of Worms
Sep 13th - Britain, Austria & Savoye-Sardinia sign Treaty of Worms
Nov 5th - Coordinated scientific observations of the transit of Mercury were organized by Joseph-Nicolas Delisle.

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 29 of 29

Jan 20th - Pascal Boyer, composer
Jan 21st - John Fitch, inventor (had a working steamboat years before Fulton)
Botanist and explorer Joseph BanksBotanist and explorer Joseph Banks (Feb 13th) Feb 13th - Joseph Banks, English botanist and naturalist (d. 1820)
Feb 19th - [Ridolfo] Luigi Boccherini, Italian composer, cellist (Minuet)
Feb 23rd - Mayer Amschel Rothschild, German-born banker (d. 1812)
Mar 8th - Bendix Friedrich Zinck, composer
Apr 13th - Thomas Jefferson, Virginia, (D-R) 3rd President of the United States (1801-09) (d. 1826)
Apr 24th - Edmund Cartwright, England, cleric, inventor (power loom)
Apr 30th - Robert Jasper van de Capellen, master of Marsch/politician
May 17th - Seth Warner, American revolutionary leader (d. 1784)
US President Thomas JeffersonUS President Thomas Jefferson (Apr 13th) May 24th - Jean-Paul Marat, France, revolutionist
Jun 8th - Alessandro Cagliostro, Palermo Italy, adventurer
Jun 20th - Anna L Barbauld, writer of hymns
Jun 30th - Niels Schiorring, composer
Jul 3rd - Sophia Magdalena of Denmark, queen consort of Sweden (d. 1813)
Jul 14th - Gavrila Romanovich Derzhavin, Russian poet (d. 1816)
Jul 31st - August R van Hekeren van Suideras, Dutch orangist
Aug 19th - Marie Jeanne Becu Comtesse du Barry, last mistress of Louis XV (d. 1793)
Aug 26th - Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier, Paris, father of mod chemistry (Oxygen)
Sep 17th - Jean-Marie Caritat, France, mathematician
Enlightenment Philosopher Marquis de CondorcetEnlightenment Philosopher Marquis de Condorcet (Sep 17th) Sep 17th - Marquis de Condorcet, Aisn France, enlightenment philosopher (Condorcet Method), (d. 1794)
Sep 22nd - Quintin Craufurd, British author (d. 1819)
Sep 30th - Jeronymo Francisco de Lima, composer
Oct 5th - Giuseppi Gazzaniga, composer
Nov 11th - Carl Peter Thunberg, Swedish naturalist (d. 1828)
Dec 1st - Martin H Klaproth, German chemist (uranium)
Dec 6th - Franz Nikolaus Novotny, composer
Dec 23rd - Ippolit Bogdanovich, Russian poet (d. 1803)
Dec 29th - Alexander van Bylandt, Dutch military officer

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 19 of 19

Jan 3rd - Ferdinando Galli-Bibiena, Italian architect and designer (b. 1657)
Jan 29th - Andre Hercule Fleury, French cardinal (1726-43), dies
Feb 1st - Giuseppe Ottavio Pitoni, Italian composer, dies at 85
Feb 7th - Lodovico Giustini, composer, dies at 57
Feb 18th - Anna Maria Luisa de' Medici, last of the Medicis (b. 1667)
Mar 9th - Jean-Baptiste Lully fils, Ital/Fr composer dies at 77
Apr 4th - Daniel Neal, English historian (b. 1678)
Apr 16th - Cornelis van Bijnkershoek, Dutch lawyer (Roman law), dies at 69
Apr 29th - Charles-Irénée Castel de Saint-Pierre, French writer (b. 1658)
Apr 30th - Pedro de Peralta y Barnuevo, Peruvian playwright/poet, dies
Jul 2nd - Spencer Compton earl of Wilmington, English minister of Finance, dies
Aug 1st - Richard Savage, English poet/playwright, dies at about 46
Aug 5th - John Hervey, 2nd Baron Hervey, English statesman and writer (b. 1696)
Sep 14th - Johann Michael Muller, composer, dies at 59
Sep 14th - Nicolas Lancret, French painter (b. 1690)
Sep 21st - Jai Singh II, King of Amber-Juiper (b. 1688)
Oct 4th - John Campbell, 2nd duke of Argyll/fieldmarshal, dies at 64
Nov 5th - Andreas Benedikt Praelisauer, composer, dies at 44
Dec 27th - Hyacinthe Rigaud, French painter (b. 1659)

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