Historical Events In 1842
Tuesday, 07 July 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 in the year 1842.
Dec 01 On this day in history philip Spencer, 1st US naval officer condemned for mutiny, hanged
Dec 03 On this day in history ellen Henrietta Richards, US, chemist (Amer Home Eco Assn-1st Pres)
Dec 05 MJ Auguste Vestrius, French ballet dancers, dies at 82 in the year 1842.
Dec 07 On this day in history new York Philharmonic's first concert
Dec 07 NY Philharmonic's 1st concert in the year 1842.
Dec 07 In the year 1842 otto Ammon, German anthropologist/sociologist (schedelmetingen)
Dec 09 Pjotr A Kopotkin, Russian ruler/anarchist on this day in history.
Dec 09 St M Glinka's opera "Russlan Ludmilla," premieres in Petersburg on this day in history.
Dec 15 Henry Gadsby, composer in the year 1842.
Dec 17 Marius Sophus Lie, Norwegian mathematician (continous groups) on this day in history.
Dec 19 US recognizes independence of Hawaii in the year 1842.
Dec 22 On this day in history jose Maria de Heredia, Cuba, French sonnet poet
Dec 25 In the year 1842 bedrich Divis Weber, composer, dies at 76
Dec 28 Calixa Lavallee, composer on this day in history.