What Happened in 1842

Significant Events

  • Feb 7 Battle of Debre Tabor: Ras Ali Alula, Regent of the Emperor of Ethiopia defeats warlord Wube Haile Maryam of Semien
  • Aug 14 Second Seminole War declared over by Colonel Worth; Indians go on to be removed from Florida to Oklahoma
  • Aug 29 Great Britain & China sign Treaty of Nanking, ends Opium war
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1842 in Music

World Leaders in 1842

Famous People in 1842

Would You Believe?

The first U.S. design patent for typefaces and borders was issued to George Bruce of New York City

On November 9, 1842

Famous Weddings

  • Jan 31 10th US President John Tyler's daughter Elizabeth marries in the White House
  • Mar 26 Italian general Giuseppe Garibaldi (34) weds Ana Maria de Jesus Ribeiro (20) in Montevideo
  • Apr 12 Sardinia king Victor Emmanuel II (22) weds queen Adelaide of Austria (20) at Palazzina di caccia of Stupinigi
  • Jul 9 American writer "The Scarlett Letter" Nathaniel Hawthorne (38) marries painter and illustrator Sophia Peabody (33) in the Peabody's home, Boston
  • Oct 8 Princess Sophia weds her cousin duke Charles Saksen-Weimar-Eisenach
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Famous Deaths

  • Jan 8 Viscount Pierre Cambronne, French General during the wars of the Revolution and the Napoleonic Era, dies at 71
  • Jan 16 Thomas Freanby, Norwegian landscape painter, dies
  • Feb 18 Thomas Hazlehurst, English soap and alkali manufacturer (b. 1779)
  • Feb 21 Wojciech Zywny, composer, dies at 85
  • Mar 6 Constanze Mozart, wife of W.A. Mozart (b. 1763)
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