Events in year of 1742

  • 01-24German leaders elect Charles VII Albert Emperor
  • 02-01Sardinia and Austria sign alliance
  • 02-02British Walpole government resigns
  • 02-09British ex-premier Walpole becomes Earl of Orford
  • 02-16Earl of Wilmington becomes British Premier
  • 05-17Frederick great (Emperor of Prussia) beats Austrians
  • 06-09Battle of Bloody Marsh-Spanish assault on Simons Island, Georgia
  • 06-11Benjamin Franklin invents his Franklin stove
  • 07-28Prussia and Austria sign peace treaty
  • 08-29Edmond Hoyle published his "Short Treatise" on the card game whist
  • 09-24Faneuil Hall opens to public
  • 11-18Prussia and England sign anti-French military covenant
  • 12-01Empress Elisabeth orders expulsion of all Jews from Russia
  • 12-13Willem KH Friso tests his mothers potatoes

People born in year of 1742

  • 01-15Eugene Godecharle: Composer
  • 01-26Johann Friedrich Ludwig Sievers: Composer
  • 03-04Johann Heinrich Egli: Composer
  • 03-19Zacharias H Alewijn: Dutch literary / poet
  • 04-24Roman Hoffstetter: Composer
  • 05-03Jean-Baptiste Krumphultz: Composer
  • 05-08Johann Baptist Krumpholtz: Composer
  • 06-17William Hooper: US attorney (signed Declaration of Independence)
  • 06-22Heinrich Gottfried Reichard: Composer
  • 06-26Arthur Middleton: Signer (Declaration of Independence)
  • 07-01Georg C Lichtenberg: German physicist / writer (types of Lichtenberg)
  • 07-19Jean-Baptiste Davaux: Composer
  • 08-07Nathanael Greene: American Revoluntionary War General
  • 08-14Marie Allard: French ballerina (Auguste Vestris)
  • 09-14James Wilson: Scot / US judge / signer (Declaration of Independence)
  • 10-12Johan Peter Melchior: German sculptor
  • 11-18Felix Maximo Lopez: Composer
  • 11-21Alessandro Felici: Composer
  • 12-09Carl W Scheele: Swedish pharmacist / chemist (lemon acid)

People died in year of 1742

  • 01-06Johann Georg Reinhardt: Composer
  • 01-14Edmund Halley: Genius eclipsed by Newton, dies at 85
  • 04-13Giovanni Veneziano: Composer, dies at 59
  • 04-23Mihael Omerza: Composer, dies at 62
  • 05-11Francesco Stradivari: Ital violin maker / Son of Antonius, dies at 70
  • 05-14Dominique Marie Valet: French RC / old-Catholic Bishop, dies at 64
  • 06-08Omobono Stradivari: Italian violin maker / Son of Antonius, dies at 62
  • 06-28Johann Joseph Ignaz Brentner: Composer, dies at 52
  • 07-01Bohuslav Matej Czernohorsky: Czech Monk / composer, dies at 58
  • 07-19John-Baptist Xavery: Flemish sculptor, dies at 45
  • 08-25Jose Antonio Carlos de Seixas: Composer, dies at 38

Events in year of 1743

  • 02-03Philadelphia establishes a "pesthouse" to quarantine immigrants
  • 02-08Comet C / 1743 C1 approaches within 0.0390 AUs of Earth
  • 03-051st US religious journal, The Christian History, published, Boston
  • 06-27English defeat French at Dettingen
  • 07-181st half-page newspaper ad is published (NY Weekly Journal)
  • 08-10Earliest recorded prize fighting rules formulated
  • 08-14Prussian army occupies Saksen, beginning 2nd Silezian War
  • 08-16Earliest boxing code of rules formulated in England (Jack Broughton)
  • 08-17Sweden and Russia sign peace treaty

People born in year of 1743

  • 01-20Pascal Boyer: Composer
  • 01-21John Fitch: Inventor (had a working steamboat years before Fulton)
  • 02-18Count Alessandro Volta: Como, Italy -- Physicist
  • 02-19[Ridolfo] Luigi Boccherini: Italian composer, cellist (Minuet)
  • 03-08Bendix Friedrich Zinck: Composer
  • 04-24Edmund Cartwright: England, United Kingdom -- Cleric, inventor (power loom)
  • 04-30Robert Jasper van de Capellen: Master of Marsch / politician
  • 05-24Jean-Paul Marat: France -- Revolutionist
  • 06-08Alessandro Cagliostro: Palermo, Italy -- Adventurer
  • 06-20Anna L Barbauld: Writer of hymns
  • 06-30Niels Schiorring: Composer
  • 07-31August R van Hekeren van Suideras: Dutch orangist
  • 08-19Marie Jeanne Becu comtesse du Barry: Last mistress of Louis XV
  • 08-26Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier: Paris, France -- Father of mod chemistry (Oxygen)
  • 09-17Jean-Marie Caritat: France -- Mathematician
  • 09-17Marquis de Condorcet: France -- Enlightenment philosopher
  • 09-30Jeronymo Francisco de Lima: Composer
  • 10-05Giuseppi Gazzaniga: Composer
  • 12-06Franz Nikolaus Novotny: Composer
  • 12-29Alexander van Bylandt: Dutch military officer

People died in year of 1743

  • 02-01Giuseppe Ottavio Pitoni: Italian composer, dies at 85
  • 02-07Lodovico Giustini: Composer, dies at 57
  • 04-16Cornelis van Bijnkershoek: Dutch lawyer (Roman law), dies at 69
  • 04-30Pedro de Peralta y Barnuevo: Peruvian playwright / poet
  • 07-02Spencer Compton Earl of Wilmington: English Minister of Finance
  • 09-14Johann Michael Muller: Composer, dies at 59
  • 10-04John Campbell: 2nd Duke of Argyll / Field Marshal, dies at 64
  • 11-05Andreas Benedikt Praelisauer: Composer, dies at 44