What Happened in January 1742

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Historical Events

  • Jan 24 German leaders elect Charles VII Albert Emperor

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 15 Eugene Godecharle, composer
  • Jan 24 Anne, Duchess of Cumberland and Strathearn (d. 1808)
  • Jan 26 Johann Friedrich Ludwig Sievers, composer

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 1 Peregrine Bertie, 2nd Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven, English statesman (b. 1686)
  • Jan 6 Johann Georg Reinhardt, composer, dies

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 14 Edmond Halley, English astronomer (Halley's comet), dies at 85 [NS=Jan 25]

Astronomer, Mathematician and Physicist Edmond Halley
Astronomer, Mathematician and Physicist
Edmond Halley