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

American socialite Mary Todd (23) weds Illinois Congressman and lawyer 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? 178 years, 11 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Scorpio