On This Day

What Happened on February 16, 1742

Historical Events


Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Spencer Compton becomes Prime Minister of Great Britain (First Lord of the Treasury)

British Prime Minister Spencer Compton
British Prime Minister
Spencer Compton

1742 Highlights

About February 16, 1742

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 278 years, 11 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Aquarius