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1743George Frideric Handel's oratorio "Messiah" premieres in London

1743 Historical Events
Date Event
Feb 3
Philadelphia establishes a "pesthouse" to quarantine immigrants 
Feb 8
Comet C/1743 C1 approaches within 0.0390 AUs of Earth 
Feb 14
Henry Pelham becomes Britain's First Lord of Treasury 
Mar 5
1st US religious journal, The Christian History, published, Boston 
Mar 14
1st American town meeting (Boston's Faneuil Hall) 
Mar 23
George Frideric Handel's oratorio "Messiah" premieres in London 
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 would command 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 16
Earliest boxing code of rules formulated in England (Jack Broughton) 
Aug 17
Sweden & Russia sign peace treaty 
Sep 2
Britain/Austria/Savoye-Sardinia sign Treaty of Worms 
Sep 13
Britain, Austria & Savoye-Sardinia sign Treaty of Worms 
Nov 5
Coordinated scientific observations of the transit of Mercury were organized by Joseph-Nicolas Delisle. 
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