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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  

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Famous Birthdays In 1842

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   Amy G C A Bonet-Maury, French reformed theologist was born in the year 1842.  

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   Johan Lindegren, composer was born on this day in history.  

Jan 11   William James, US, psychologist/philosopher was born on this day in history.  

Jan 12   On this day in history birth of francois Coppee, French poet  

Jan 15   Blessed Mary McKillop, Australian candidate for sainthood (d. 1909) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 15   In the year 1842 birth of josef Breuer, Austrian psychologist (d. 1925)  

Famous Deaths In 1842

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 08   On this day in history pierre, earl the Cambronne, Fren general (Waterloo, Elba), dies at 71  

Jan 16   In the year 1842 thomas Freanby, Norwegian landscape painter, dies  

Feb 18   Thomas Hazlehurst, English soap and alkali manufacturer (b. 1779) died in the year 1842.  

Feb 21   Wojciech Zywny, composer, dies at 85 in the year 1842.  

Mar 06   Constanze Mozart, wife of W.A. Mozart (b. 1763) died in the year 1842.  

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

Mar 13   Henry Shrapnel, British soldier and inventor (b. 1761) died on this day in history.  

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

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