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Historical Events In 1842

Friday, 18 June 2021

May 22   In the year 1842 farmers Lester Howe and Henry Wetsel discover Howe Caverns when they stumble upon a large gaping hole in the ground.  

May 23   In the year 1842 jose de Espronceda y Delgado, Spanish revolutionary/poet, dies at 34  

May 30   On this day in history assassination attempt made on Queen Victoria  

May 30   John Francis attempts to assassinate Queen Victoria on this day in history.  

Jun 02   Constantly AM Cap, Flemish poet/etcher on this day in history.  

Jun 06   On this day in history james Morrison Steele Mackaye, US actor (Amer Acad of Dramatic Art)  

Jun 11   Alfred, Liechtenstein noble/politician on this day in history.  

Jun 12   Rikard Nordraak, composer in the year 1842.  

Jun 16   Natchex Mississippi, hit by tornado; about 500 die on this day in history.  

Jun 19   In the year 1842 carl Johann Adam Zeller, composer  

Jun 20   Michael Umlauf, composer, dies at 60 on this day in history.  

Jun 24   On this day in history ambrose Bierce, US, satirist (Devil's Dictionary)  

Jun 29   Josef Labor, composer in the year 1842.  

Jul 04   In the year 1842 first test of electrically operated underwater torpedo sinks gunboat Boxer  

Jul 04   Gustav Ratzenhofer, Austria, sociologist/judge/fieldmarshal in the year 1842.  

Jul 09   In the year 1842 notary Stamp Law passes  

Jul 24   In the year 1842 ambrose Bierce, Ohio, writer (Nuggets & Dust)  

Jul 24   John Sell Cotman, landscape painter, dies on this day in history.  

Jul 26   On this day in history alfred Marshall, London, economist  

Jul 28   C Brentano, writer, dies at 63 on this day in history.  

Aug 01   In the year 1842 rotherhithe Thames Tunnel opens  

Aug 09   US-Canada border defined on this day in history.  

Aug 09   US-Canada border defined by Webster-Ashburton Treaty in the year 1842.  

Aug 14   In the year 1842 henry Duff Trail, journalist/author  

Aug 14   Seminole War ends; Indians removed from Florida to Oklahoma in the year 1842.  

Aug 20   On this day in history juliaan de Vriendt, Flemish painter  

Aug 21   In the year 1842 the city of Hobart, Tasmania, is founded.  

Aug 24   On this day in history edouard J A Agneessens, Flemish painter (Slave Market)  

Aug 25   On this day in history jerome-Joseph de Momigny, composer, dies at 80  

Aug 26   In the year 1842 heinrich I Quincke, German internist (Lumbaalpunctie)  

Aug 28   Willem Linnig jr, Flemish painter/graphic artist on this day in history.  

Aug 29   Alfred Shaw, cricketer (pioneering England Test bowler) in the year 1842.  

Aug 29   In the year 1842 gr Britain & China sign Treaty of Nanking, ends Opium war  

Aug 29   In the year 1842 treay Of Nanking, ceeding Hong Kong to Britain  

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Famous Birthdays In 1842

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   In the year 1842 birth of amy G C A Bonet-Maury, French reformed theologist  

Jan 04   In the year 1842 birth of frederic T. Greenhalge, 38th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1896)  

Jan 06   Clarence King, mining engineer (geologist) was born in the year 1842.  

Jan 07   In the year 1842 birth of johan Lindegren, composer  

Jan 11   On this day in history birth of william James, US, psychologist/philosopher  

Jan 12   In the year 1842 birth of francois Coppee, French poet  

Jan 15   Blessed Mary McKillop, Australian candidate for sainthood (d. 1909) was born in the year 1842.  

Jan 15   On this day in history birth of josef Breuer, Austrian psychologist (d. 1925)  

Famous Deaths In 1842

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 08   In the year 1842 pierre, earl the Cambronne, Fren general (Waterloo, Elba), dies at 71  

Jan 16   Thomas Freanby, Norwegian landscape painter, dies on this day in history.  

Feb 18   On this day in history death of thomas Hazlehurst, English soap and alkali manufacturer (b. 1779)  

Feb 21   Wojciech Zywny, composer, dies at 85 on this day in history.  

Mar 06   In the year 1842 death of constanze Mozart, wife of W.A. Mozart (b. 1763)  

Mar 07   Christian Theodor Weinlig, composer, dies at 61 on this day in history.  

Mar 13   On this day in history death of henry Shrapnel, British soldier and inventor (b. 1761)  

Mar 15   In the year 1842 maria Luigi C Z S Cherubini, Italian composer (Dies Irae), dies at 81  

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