On This Day

What Happened on January 6, 1842

Historical Events

  • 4,500 British & Indian troops leave Kabul, massacred before reaching India

Famous Birthdays

  • Clarence King, American geologist & mountaineer, born in Newport, Rhode Island (d. 1901)
1842 Highlights

About January 6, 1842

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 178 years, 10 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Capricorn