# What Day of the Week

What day of the week is this date?

## 1842 Calendar

January
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031
February
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728
March
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031
April
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
May
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031
June
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
2627282930
July
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31
August
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031
September
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
252627282930
October
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031
November
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
27282930
December
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031

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### 1842 Historical Event(s)

•  January 13, 1842 – Dr. William Brydon, an assistant surgeon in the British East India Company Army during the First Anglo-Afghan War, becomes famous for being the sole survivor of an army of 4,500 men and 12,000 camp followers when he reaches the safety of a garrison in Jalalabad.
•  February 7, 1842 – Battle of Debre Tabor: Ras Ali Alula, Regent of the Emperor of Ethiopia defeats warlord Wube Haile Maryam of Semien.
•  February 21, 1842 – John Greenough is granted the first U.S. patent for the sewing machine.
•  March 9, 1842 – The first documented discovery of gold in California occurs at Rancho San Francisco, six years before the California Gold Rush.
•  March 17, 1842 – The Relief Society of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is formed;
•  March 30, 1842 – Anesthesia is used for the first time, in an operation by the American surgeon Dr. Crawford Long.
•  May 30, 1842 – John Francis attempts to murder Queen Victoria as she drives down Constitution Hill, London with Prince Albert.
•  August 1, 1842 – The Lombard Street Riot erupts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US.
•  August 29, 1842 – Treaty of Nanking signing ends the First Opium War.

### Who Were Born On 1842?

•  April 29, 1842 – Karl Millöcker, Dutch composer (d. 1899)
•  May 12, 1842 – Jules Massenet, French composer (d. 1912)
•  June 8, 1842 – John Q. A. Brackett, 36th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1918)
•  September 13, 1842 – John H. Bankhead, U.S. Senator (d. 1920)
•  October 26, 1842 – Vasili Vasilyevich Vereshchagin, Russian painter (d. 1904)
•  December 3, 1842 – Phoebe Hearst, American socialite (d. 1919)
•  December 17, 1842 – Sophus Lie, Norwegian mathematician; (d. 1899)
•  December 28, 1842 – Calixa Lavallée, French-Canadian composer (O Canada) (d. 1891)