On This Day

What Happened on November 4, 1842

Famous Birthdays

  • William Barker Cushing, American naval officer (best known for sinking the CSS Albemarle during a daring nighttime raid on 27 October 1864), born in Delafield, Wisconsin (d. 1874)

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

U.S. first lady Mary Todd Lincoln (23) weds US President Abraham Lincoln (33) in Springfield, Illinois

First Lady of the United States Mary Todd Lincoln
First Lady of the United States
Mary Todd Lincoln
16th US President Abraham Lincoln
16th US President
Abraham Lincoln

1842 Highlights

About November 4, 1842

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 177 years, 11 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Scorpio