Historical Events In 1842
Sunday, 19 January 2020
Dec 01 Midshipman Philip Spencer, son of Secretary of War John C. Spencer, is hanged for mutiny from the yardarm of the U.S.S. Somers, a small brig of war at sea in West Indian waters. He was convicted at a court-martial held on the ship of conspiring to organize a mutiny, murder the officers, and convert the captured ship into a pirate vessel on this day in history.
Dec 01 Philip Spencer, 1st US naval officer condemned for mutiny, hanged in the year 1842.
Dec 03 On this day in history ellen Henrietta Richards, US, chemist (Amer Home Eco Assn-1st Pres)
Dec 05 On this day in history mJ Auguste Vestrius, French ballet dancers, dies at 82
Dec 07 In the year 1842 new York Philharmonic's first concert
Dec 07 In the year 1842 nY Philharmonic's 1st concert
Dec 07 Otto Ammon, German anthropologist/sociologist (schedelmetingen) on this day in history.
Dec 09 In the year 1842 pjotr A Kopotkin, Russian ruler/anarchist
Dec 09 In the year 1842 st M Glinka's opera "Russlan Ludmilla," premieres in Petersburg
Dec 15 Henry Gadsby, composer in the year 1842.
Dec 17 In the year 1842 marius Sophus Lie, Norwegian mathematician (continous groups)
Dec 19 On this day in history uS recognizes independence of Hawaii
Dec 22 Jose Maria de Heredia, Cuba, French sonnet poet on this day in history.
Dec 25 Bedrich Divis Weber, composer, dies at 76 on this day in history.
Dec 28 On this day in history calixa Lavallee, composer