Historical Events for Year 1743

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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 - Britain/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.

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