1842 in History – What happened in year 1842

In history, year 1842 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 1842.

Know what happened in 1842:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
13 January First Anglo-Afghan War
14 AugustAmerican Indian Wars-American general William J. Worthdeclared the Second Seminole War to be over.
30 March American physician Crawford Long became the first person to use diethyl ether as an anesthetic in a surgical procedure.
01 AugustA parade in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US, celebrating the endof slavery in the West Indies was attacked by a mob, leading to threedays of riots.
28 AugustThe Treaty of Nanking, an unequal treaty ending the First OpiumWar, was signed, forcing the Chinese Qing Dynasty to give control of theisland that is now the site of Hong Kong, and other concessions to theBritish.
08 MayA train derailed and caught fire in Paris, killing between 52and 200 people.
09 March Nabucco, an opera by Italian Romantic composer Giuseppe Verdithat established his reputation as a composer, premiered at the Teatroalla Scala in Milan.
13 January First Anglo-Afghan War-William Brydon, an assistant surgeon inthe British Army, arrived at Jalalabad, Afghanistan, the sole Europeansurvivor of the massacre of over 4,500 military personnel and over10,000 civilian camp followers retreating from Kabul, excluding a fewprisoners released later.
14 AugustAmerican Indian Wars-American general William J. Worthdeclared the Second Seminole War to be over.
26 NovemberThe University of Notre Dame (main administration buildingpictured) in South Bend, Indiana, US, was founded as an all-maleinstitution by members of the Roman Catholic Congregation of Holy Cross.
29 AugustThe Treaty of Nanking, an unequal treaty ending the First Opium War, was signed, forcing the Chinese Qing dynasty to give control of the island that is now the site of Hong Kong, and other concessions to the British.
09 MarchNabucco, an opera by Italian Romantic composer Giuseppe Verdithat established his reputation as a composer, premiered at the Teatroalla Scala in Milan.
09 MarchThe first documented discovery of gold in California occurred at Rancho San Francisco, six years before the California Gold Rush.
30 MarchAmerican physician Crawford Long became the first person to use diethyl ether as an anesthetic in a surgical procedure.
08 MayA train derailed and caught fire in Paris, killing between 52 and 200 people.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1842:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 March Nikolaos Gyzis / Academic / Greece
02 March Carl Jacobsen / Art Collector / Denmark
03 February Sidney Lanier / Poet / United States of America
03 DecemberEllen Swallow Richards / Chemist / United States of America
06 January Clarence King / Mountaineer / United States of America
10 January Luigi Pigorini / Archaeologist / Italy
12 NovemberJohn William Strutt / Academic / United Kingdom
13 MayArthur Sullivan / Composer / United Kingdom
17 AprilMaurice Rouvier / Politician / France
17 DecemberSophus Lie / Mathematician / Norway
18 March Stéphane Mallarmé / Poet / France
19 JulyFrederic T. Greenhalge / Politician / United States of America
21 SeptemberAbdul Hamid II / King / Turkey
26 February Camille Flammarion / Author / France
26 January François Coppée / Poet / France
27 OctoberGiovanni Giolitti / Politician / Italy
29 AugustAlfred Shaw / Cricketer / United Kingdom
29 AprilCarl Millöcker / Composer / Austria
30 DecemberOsman Hamdi Bey / Administrator / Turkey
31 DecemberGiovanni Boldini / Painter / Italy

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1842:

YearName / Profession / Country
01 JuneSatyaendra Nath Tagore / Civil Servant / India
01 OctoberS. Subramania Iyer / Lawyer / India
01 JuneSatyendranath Tagore / Writer / India
18 JanuaryMahadev Govind Ranade / Freedom Fighter / India

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