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