Historical Events in 1742

  • F 1
  • S 2
  • S 3
  • M 4
  • T 5
  • W 6
  • T 7
  • F 8
  • S 9
  • S 10
  • M 11
  • T 12
  • W 13
  • T 14
  • F 15
  • S 16
  • S 17
  • M 18
  • T 19
  • W 20
  • T 21
  • F 22
  • S 23
  • S 24
  • M 25
  • T 26
  • W 27
  • T 28
  • F 29
  • S 30
  • Jan 24th German leaders elect Charles VII Albert Emperor
  • Feb 1st Sardinia and Austria sign alliance
  • Feb 2nd British Walpole government resigns
  • Feb 9th Sir Robert Walpole, often referred to as the first British Prime Minister, enobled as 1st Earl of Orford
  • Feb 16th Earl of Wilmington becomes British premier (First Lord of the Treasury)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 13th George Frideric Handel's oratorio "Messiah" performed for the 1st time at New Music Hall in Dublin

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

May 17th Battle of Chotusitz: Frederick II and Prussia defeat the Austrians

King of Prussia Frederick the Great
King of Prussia
Frederick the Great
  • May 28th 1st indoor swimming pool opens (Goodman's Fields, London)
  • Jun 9th Battle of Bloody Marsh-Spanish assault on Simons Island, Georgia

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 11th Benjamin Franklin invents his Franklin stove

United States Founding Father Benjamin Franklin
United States Founding Father
Benjamin Franklin
  • Jul 28th Prussia & Austria sign peace treaty
  • Aug 29th Edmond Hoyle published his "Short Treatise" on the card game whist
  • Sep 24th Faneuil Hall, Boston, opens to public
  • Nov 18th Prussia & Brtain sign anti-French military covenant
  • Dec 1st Empress Elisabeth orders expulsion of all Jews from Russia
  • Dec 13th Willem KH Friso tests his mothers potatoes