On This Day

What Happened on April 13, 1742

Article: Hallelujah! Music That Moved a King

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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


Famous Deaths

  • Giovanni Veneziano, Italian composer, dies at 59
1742 Highlights

About April 13, 1742

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 278 years, 3 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Aries