On This Day

April 1742 in History

Events in History


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 25 Elizabeth of Russia crowns herself Empress in the Dormition Cathedral in Moscow

Empress of Russia Elizabeth of Russia
Empress of Russia
Elizabeth of Russia

Deaths in History

  • Apr 2 James Douglas, Scottish physician and anatomist (b. 1675)
  • Apr 10 Wilhelmine Amalia of Brunswick-L√ľneburg, Holy Roman Empire Empress, dies at 68
  • Apr 17 Arvid Horn, Swedish statesman (b. 1664)