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Historical Events In 1842

Sunday, 28 February 2021

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   New York Philharmonic's first concert on this day in history.  

Dec 07   NY Philharmonic's 1st concert in the year 1842.  

Dec 07   Otto Ammon, German anthropologist/sociologist (schedelmetingen) on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history henry Gadsby, composer  

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 on this day in history.  

Dec 25   On this day in history bedrich Divis Weber, composer, dies at 76  

Dec 28   In the year 1842 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   On this day in history 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   William James, US, psychologist/philosopher was born on this day in history.  

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   Pierre, earl the Cambronne, Fren general (Waterloo, Elba), dies at 71 on this day in history.  

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

Feb 18   Thomas Hazlehurst, English soap and alkali manufacturer (b. 1779) died on this day in history.  

Feb 21   In the year 1842 wojciech Zywny, composer, dies at 85  

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 in the year 1842.  

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

Mar 15   On this day in history maria Luigi C Z S Cherubini, Italian composer (Dies Irae), dies at 81  

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