Historical Events In 1842
Friday, 03 April 2020
Dec 01 On this day in history 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
Dec 01 Philip Spencer, 1st US naval officer condemned for mutiny, hanged in the year 1842.
Dec 03 In the year 1842 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 On this day in history new York Philharmonic's first concert
Dec 07 NY Philharmonic's 1st concert in the year 1842.
Dec 07 Otto Ammon, German anthropologist/sociologist (schedelmetingen) in the year 1842.
Dec 09 On this day in history pjotr A Kopotkin, Russian ruler/anarchist
Dec 09 On this day in history st M Glinka's opera "Russlan Ludmilla," premieres in Petersburg
Dec 15 Henry Gadsby, composer on this day in history.
Dec 17 Marius Sophus Lie, Norwegian mathematician (continous groups) in the year 1842.
Dec 19 US recognizes independence of Hawaii in the year 1842.
Dec 22 Jose Maria de Heredia, Cuba, French sonnet poet in the year 1842.
Dec 25 Bedrich Divis Weber, composer, dies at 76 in the year 1842.
Dec 28 On this day in history calixa Lavallee, composer