On This Day

Deaths in History in January 1742

  • Jan 1 Peregrine Bertie, 2nd Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven, English statesman, dies at 55

Person of interestEdmond Halley

Jan 14 Edmond Halley, English mathematician and astronomer (Halley's comet), dies at 85 [NS=Jan 25]

Astronomer, Mathematician and Physicist Edmond Halley
Astronomer, Mathematician and Physicist
Edmond Halley