Today in History for Year 1742

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 16 of 16

Jan 24th - German leaders elect Charles VII Albert Emperor
Feb 1st - Sardinia and Austria sign alliance
Feb 2nd - British Walpole government resigns
Feb 9th - British ex-premier Walpole becomes earl of Orford
Feb 16th - Earl of Wilmington becomes British premier (First Lord of the Treasury)
Apr 13th - George Frideric Handel's oratorio "Messiah" performed for the 1st time at New Music Hall in Dublin
May 17th - Battle of Chotusitz: Frederick II and Prussia defeat the Austrians
May 28th - 1st indoor swimming pool opens (Goodman's Fields, London)
Jun 9th - Battle of Bloody Marsh-Spanish assault on Simons Island, Georgia
Jun 11th - Benjamin Franklin invents his Franklin stove
Jul 28th - Prussia & Austria sign peace treaty
Aug 29th - Edmond Hoyle published his "Short Treatise" on the card game whist
Sep 24th - Faneuil Hall, Boston, opens to public
Nov 18th - Prussia & Brtain sign anti-French military covenant
Dec 1st - Empress Elisabeth orders expulsion of all Jews from Russia
Dec 13th - Willem KH Friso tests his mothers potatoes

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 25 of 25

Jan 15th - Eugene Godecharle, composer
Jan 24th - Anne, Duchess of Cumberland and Strathearn (d. 1808)
Jan 26th - Johann Friedrich Ludwig Sievers, composer
Mar 4th - Johann Heinrich Egli, composer
Mar 19th - Zacharias H Alewijn, Dutch literary/poet
Mar 19th - Tupac Amaru II, Incan revolutionary (d. 1781)
Apr 24th - Roman Hoffstetter, composer
May 3rd - Jean-Baptiste Krumphultz, composer
May 8th - Johann Baptist Krumpholtz, composer
May 13th - Archduchess Maria Christina, Duchess of Teschen (d. 1798)
Jun 17th - William Hooper, US attorney (signed Decl of Independence)
Jun 22nd - Heinrich Gottfried Reichard, composer
Jun 26th - Arthur Middleton, signer (Declaration of Independence)
Jul 1st - Georg C Lichtenberg, German physicist/writer (types of Lichtenberg)
Jul 19th - Jean-Baptiste Davaux, composer
Aug 7th - Nathanael Greene, American Revoluntionary War General
Aug 14th - Marie Allard, French ballerina (Auguste Vestris)
Sep 14th - James Wilson, Scot/US judge/signer (Declaration of Independence)
Oct 12th - Johan Peter Melchior, German sculptor
Nov 5th - Richard Cosway, English artist (d. 1821)
Nov 18th - Felix Maximo Lopez, composer
Nov 21st - Alessandro Felici, composer
Dec 9th - Carl W Scheele, Swedish pharmacist/chemist (lemon acid)
Dec 16th - Gebhard Fürst Blücher von Wahlstatt, German Field Marshal (d. 1819)
Dec 25th - Charlotte von Stein, German friend of Goethe (d. 1827)

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 31 of 31

Jan 1st - Peregrine Bertie, 2nd Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven, English statesman (b. 1686)
Jan 6th - Johann Georg Reinhardt, composer, dies
Jan 14th - Edmond Halley, English scientist (b. 1656)
Feb 22nd - Charles Rivington, English publisher (b. 1688)
Feb 28th - Willem J 's-Gravesande, Dutch physicist, dies at 53
Mar 23rd - Jean-Baptiste Dubos, French writer (b. 1670)
Apr 2nd - James Douglas, Scottish physician and anatomist (b. 1675)
Apr 13th - Giovanni Veneziano, composer, dies at 59
Apr 17th - Arvid Horn, Swedish statesman (b. 1664)
Apr 23rd - Mihael Omerza, composer, dies at 62
May 11th - Francesco Stradivari, Ital violin maker/son of Antonius, dies at 70
May 13th - Ludwig IX, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt (b. 1719)
May 14th - Dominique Marie Valet, French RC/old-catholic bishop, dies at 64
May 21st - Lars Roberg, Swedish physician (b. 1664)
May 26th - Pylyp Orlyk, Ukrainian Zaporozhian Cossack starshina, diplomat (b. 1672)
Jun 8th - Omobono Stradivari, Italian violin maker/son of Antonius, dies at 62
Jun 18th - John Aislabie, English politician (b. 1670)
Jun 28th - Johann Joseph Ignaz Brentner, composer, dies at 52
Jul 1st - Bohuslav Matěj Černohorský, Czech monk/composer, dies at 58
Jul 4th - Guido Grandi, Italian mathematician (b. 1671)
Jul 9th - John Oldmixon, English historian (b. 1673)
Jul 12th - Evaristo EF dall' Abaco, Ital cellist/composer, dies on 67th birthday
Jul 14th - Richard Bentley, English classical scholar (b. 1662)
Jul 19th - John-Baptist Xavery, Flemish sculptor, dies at 45
Jul 19th - William Somervile, English poet (b. 1675)
Aug 25th - Jose Antonio Carlos de Seixas, composer, dies at 38
Sep 24th - Johann Matthias Hase, German scientist (b. 1684)
Sep 27th - Hugh Boulter, Irish Archbishop of Armagh (b. 1672)
Sep 28th - Jean Baptiste Massillon, French churchman (b. 1663)
Nov 12th - Friedrich Hoffmann, German physician and chemist (b. 1660)
Dec 31st - Karl III Philip, Elector Palatine (b. 1661)

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