Historical Events for Year 1742

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Events 1 - 16 of 16

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)
Apr 13th - George Frideric Handel's oratorio "Messiah" performed for the 1st time at New Music Hall in Dublin
May 17th - Battle of Chotusitz: Frederick II and Prussia defeat the Austrians
May 28th - 1st indoor swimming pool opens (Goodman's Fields, London)
Jun 9th - Battle of Bloody Marsh-Spanish assault on Simons Island, Georgia
Jun 11th - Benjamin Franklin invents his Franklin stove
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
United States Founding Father Benjamin FranklinUnited States Founding Father Benjamin Franklin 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

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