1743 in History
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