From Bhamwiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search

1842 was 29 years before the founding of the City of Birmingham and the 23rd year of Alabama statehood.







In 1842, Commonwealth v. Hunt served as a legitimizer for trade unions. Giuseppe Verdi's third opera, Nabucco, premiered. The Webster-Ashburton Treaty was signed, establishing the United States–Canada border east of the Rocky Mountains. The Second Seminole War ended. The Treaty of Nanking ended the First Opium War and established Hong Kong as a British colony. The University of Notre Dame was founded.

Notable births in 1842 included psychologist William James, writer Sidney Lanier, composer Arthur Sullivan, writer Ambrose Bierce, baseball player Joe Start, orator Anna Elizabeth Dickinson, and physicist John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh. Notable deaths included inventor Henry Shrapnel, explorer Jules Dumont d'Urville, heroine Grace Darling, and Chilean head of state Bernardo O'Higgins.

<< 1840 1841 1842 1843 1844 1845 1846 1847 1848 1849 >>
Births - Deaths - Establishments - Events - Works