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Historical Events In 1842

Wednesday, 19 January 2022

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   Ellen Henrietta Richards, US, chemist (Amer Home Eco Assn-1st Pres) in the year 1842.  

Dec 05   In the year 1842 mJ Auguste Vestrius, French ballet dancers, dies at 82  

Dec 07   New York Philharmonic's first concert in the year 1842.  

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   In the year 1842 pjotr A Kopotkin, Russian ruler/anarchist  

Dec 09   St M Glinka's opera "Russlan Ludmilla," premieres in Petersburg on this day in history.  

Dec 15   Henry Gadsby, composer on this day in history.  

Dec 17   Marius Sophus Lie, Norwegian mathematician (continous groups) on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1842 bedrich Divis Weber, composer, dies at 76  

Dec 28   Calixa Lavallee, composer on this day in history.  

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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 on this day in history.  

Jan 04   Frederic T. Greenhalge, 38th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1896) was born in the year 1842.  

Jan 06   Clarence King, mining engineer (geologist) was born in the year 1842.  

Jan 07   On this day in history birth of johan Lindegren, composer  

Jan 11   William James, US, psychologist/philosopher was born in the year 1842.  

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   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   In the year 1842 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   On this day in history death of thomas Hazlehurst, English soap and alkali manufacturer (b. 1779)  

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

Mar 06   In the year 1842 death of constanze Mozart, wife of W.A. Mozart (b. 1763)  

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 on this day in history.  

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