1742 in History – What happened in year 1742

In history, year 1742 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1742.

Know what happened in 1742:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
13 AprilMessiah, an oratorio by Baroque composer George Frideric Handel , premiered in Dublin.
13 AprilMessiah, an oratorio by baroque composer George FridericHandel, premiered in Dublin.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1742:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 JulyGeorg Christoph Lichtenberg / Academic / Germany
05 NovemberRichard Cosway / Painter / United Kingdom
06 MayJean Senebier / Pastor / Switzerland
06 OctoberJohan Herman Wessel / Poet / Denmark
07 AugustNathanael Greene / General / United States of America
08 SeptemberOzias Humphry / Painter / United Kingdom
16 DecemberGebhard Leberecht von Blücher / Field Marshal / Germany
19 March Túpac Amaru II / Rebel Leader / Peru
28 JuneWilliam Hooper / Lawyer / United States of America

More years: 1702 | 1712 | 1722 | 1732 | 1742 | 1752 | 1762 | 1772 | 1782 | 1792 || 1542 | 1642 | 1742 | 1842 | 1942

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