Historical Events In 1842
Wednesday, 18 May 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 Philip Spencer, 1st US naval officer condemned for mutiny, hanged on this day in history.
Dec 03 On this day in history ellen Henrietta Richards, US, chemist (Amer Home Eco Assn-1st Pres)
Dec 05 In the year 1842 mJ Auguste Vestrius, French ballet dancers, dies at 82
Dec 07 New York Philharmonic's first concert on this day in history.
Dec 07 NY Philharmonic's 1st concert on this day in history.
Dec 07 Otto Ammon, German anthropologist/sociologist (schedelmetingen) on this day in history.
Dec 09 Pjotr A Kopotkin, Russian ruler/anarchist in the year 1842.
Dec 09 On this day in history st M Glinka's opera "Russlan Ludmilla," premieres in Petersburg
Dec 15 In the year 1842 henry Gadsby, composer
Dec 17 In the year 1842 marius Sophus Lie, Norwegian mathematician (continous groups)
Dec 19 US recognizes independence of Hawaii in the year 1842.
Dec 22 On this day in history jose Maria de Heredia, Cuba, French sonnet poet
Dec 25 In the year 1842 bedrich Divis Weber, composer, dies at 76
Dec 28 In the year 1842 calixa Lavallee, composer