On This Day

What Happened on January 14, 1742

Famous Deaths


Person of interestEdmond Halley

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

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

1742 Highlights

About January 14, 1742

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 279 years and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Capricorn