Year 1842 in History

Events in History

  • Feb 7 Battle of Debre Tabor: Ras Ali Alula, Regent of the Emperor of Ethiopia defeats warlord Wube Haile Maryam of Semien
  • Aug 14 Second Seminole War declared over by US Army Colonel Worth, after nearly 7 years; more than 3000 Seminole Nation survivors re-located from Florida to Oklahoma, only about 300 allowed to remain [1]

Historical Marriages

  • Jan 31 10th US President John Tyler's daughter Elizabeth marries in the White House
  • Mar 26 Italian general Giuseppe Garibaldi (34) weds Ana Maria de Jesus Ribeiro (20) in Montevideo
  • Apr 12 Sardinia king Victor Emmanuel II (22) weds queen Adelaide of Austria (20) at Palazzina di caccia of Stupinigi

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Historical Figures Who Died in 1842

  • Jan 8 Viscount Pierre Cambronne, French General during the wars of the Revolution and the Napoleonic Era, dies at 71
  • Jan 16 Thomas Fearnley, Norwegian landscape painter, dies of typhoid fever at 39
  • Feb 18 Thomas Hazlehurst, English soap and alkali manufacturer (b. 1779)
  • Mar 4 James Forten, African-American abolitionist and businessman who used his wealth to push for civil rights and the abolition of slavery, dies at 75
  • Mar 6 Constanze Mozart, wife of W.A. Mozart (b. 1763)

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