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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1743 AD


February 3: Philadelphia establishes a "pesthouse" to quarantine immigrants
February 8: Comet C/1743 C1 approaches within 0.0390 AUs of Earth


March 5: 1st U.S. religious journal, The Christian History, published, Boston
March 14: 1st American town meeting (Boston's Faneuil Hall)
March 23: English premiere of Handel's "Messiah"
March 23: George Frideric Handel's oratorio "Messiah" premieres in London


June 27: English defeat French at Dettingen


July 18: 1st half-page newspaper ad is published (New York Weekly Journal)


August 10: Earliest recorded prize fighting rules formulated
August 14: Prussian army occupies Saksen, beginning 2nd Silezian War
August 16: Earliest boxing code of rules formulated in England (Jack Broughton)
August 17: Sweden and Russia sign peace treaty


September 2: England/Austria/Savoye-Sardinia sign Treaty of Worms
September 13: England, Austria and Savoye-Sardinia sign Treaty of Worms
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