Today in History for February 1742

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 4 of 4

1st - Sardinia and Austria sign alliance
2nd - British Walpole government resigns
9th - British ex-premier Walpole becomes earl of Orford
16th - Earl of Wilmington becomes British premier (First Lord of the Treasury)

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 2 of 2

22nd - Charles Rivington, English publisher (b. 1688)
28th - Willem J 's-Gravesande, Dutch physicist, dies at 53

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