Historical Events For Year 1743

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February 14, 1743

Henry Pelham is announced as the British Prime Minister. Read More

February 21, 1743

The premiere of Samson by George Frideric Handel takes place in London. Read More

March 2, 1743

The Spanish defeat Sir Charles Knowles and his British expeditionary fleet in the Battle of La Guaira.
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May 10, 1743

The final term of Governor Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville as Governor of colonial French Louisiana ends in New France.
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June 16, 1743

King George II of Great Britain leads his own troops in the Battle of Dettingen in Bavaria and is the last British king to do so.
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August 7, 1743

The Treaty of Åbo is signed by Russia and Sweden. Read More

September 11, 1743

The flogging of Natalia Lopukhina in front of the Twelve Collegia building takes place in Saint Petersburg.
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September 13, 1743

Great Britain, Austria, and Sardinia sign the Treaty of Worms. Read More

November 5, 1743

Joseph-Nicolas Delisle organizes scientific observations of the transit of Mercury. Read More