This Day In History
Sunday, December 16, 2018
On This Day

1743

Events

Births

February 19, 1743
Luigi Boccherini

Luigi Rodolfo Boccherini was an Italian classical era composer and cellist whose music retained a courtly and galante style while he matured somewhat apart from the major European musical centers.
April 13, 1743
Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson was an American Founding Father who was the principal author of the United States Declaration of Independence (1776) and the third President of the United States (1801–1809). At the beginning of the American Revolution, Jefferson served in the Continental Congress, representing Virginia.
April 24, 1743
Edmund Cartwright

Edward (Edmund) Cartwright was an English clergyman and inventor of the power loom.

Deaths

December 29, 1743
Hyacinthe Rigaud

Hyacinthe Rigaud was a French baroque painter of Catalan origin whose career was based in Paris.
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