On This Day

April 1742 in History

Events in History

Historic Event

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

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)