1742 (MDCCXLII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and a common year starting on Friday of the Julian calendar, the 1742nd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 742nd year of the 2nd millennium, the 42nd year of the 18th century, and the 3rd year of the 1740s decade. As of the start of 1742, the Gregorian calendar was 11 days ahead of the Julian calendar, which remained in localized use until 1923.

Millennium: 2nd millennium
1742 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar1742
Ab urbe condita2495
Armenian calendar1191
Assyrian calendar6492
Balinese saka calendar1663–1664
Bengali calendar1149
Berber calendar2692
British Regnal year15 Geo. 2 – 16 Geo. 2
Buddhist calendar2286
Burmese calendar1104
Byzantine calendar7250–7251
Chinese calendar辛酉(Metal Rooster)
4438 or 4378
    — to —
壬戌年 (Water Dog)
4439 or 4379
Coptic calendar1458–1459
Discordian calendar2908
Ethiopian calendar1734–1735
Hebrew calendar5502–5503
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat1798–1799
 - Shaka Samvat1663–1664
 - Kali Yuga4842–4843
Holocene calendar11742
Igbo calendar742–743
Iranian calendar1120–1121
Islamic calendar1154–1155
Japanese calendarKanpō 2
Javanese calendar1666–1667
Julian calendarGregorian minus 11 days
Korean calendar4075
Minguo calendar170 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar274
Thai solar calendar2284–2285
Tibetan calendar阴金鸡年
(female Iron-Rooster)
1868 or 1487 or 715
    — to —
(male Water-Dog)
1869 or 1488 or 716
April 13: First performance of Handel's Messiah.




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1742 English cricket season

The 1742 English cricket season was the 46th cricket season season since the earliest recorded eleven-aside match was played. Details have survived of ten significant matches, including two famous matches London and Slindon in September.

1742 in Canada

Events from the year 1742 in Canada.

1742 in Denmark

Events from the year 1742 in Denmark.

1742 in France

Events from the year 1742 in France.

1742 in Ireland

Events from the year 1742 in Ireland.

1742 in Norway

Events in the year 1742 in Norway.

1742 in Scotland

Events from the year 1742 in Scotland.

1742 in Sweden

Events from the year 1742 in Sweden

Armenian Catholic Church

The Armenian Catholic Church (Armenian: Հայ Կաթողիկէ Եկեղեցի, translit. Hay Kat’ołikē Ekełec’i; Latin: Ecclesia armeno-catholica), also referred to as the Armenian Uniate Church, is one of the Eastern particular churches sui iuris of the Catholic Church. They accept the leadership of the Bishop of Rome, known as the papal primacy, and therefore are in full communion with the Catholic Church, including both the Latin Church and the 22 other Eastern Catholic Churches. The Armenian Catholic Church is regulated by Eastern canon law, namely the Code of Canons of the Eastern Churches.

The head of the sui iuris Armenian Catholic Church is the Armenian Catholic Patriarch of Cilicia, whose main cathedral and de facto archiepiscopal see is the Cathedral of Saint Elias and Saint Gregory the Illuminator, in Beirut, Lebanon.

Austrian Silesia

Austrian Silesia (German: Österreichisch-Schlesien (historically also Oesterreichisch-Schlesien, Oesterreichisch Schlesien, österreichisch Schlesien); Czech: Rakouské Slezsko; Silesian: Austrijacki Ślůnsk; Polish: Śląsk Austriacki), officially the Duchy of Upper and Lower Silesia (German: Herzogtum Ober- und Niederschlesien (historically Herzogthum Ober- und Niederschlesien); Czech: Vévodství Horní a Dolní Slezsko), was an autonomous region of the Kingdom of Bohemia and the Habsburg Monarchy (from 1804 the Austrian Empire, and from 1867 Cisleithanian Austria-Hungary). It is largely coterminous with the present-day region of Czech Silesia and was, historically, part of the larger Silesia region.

Bekennen will ich seinen Namen, BWV 200

Bekennen will ich seinen Namen (I shall acknowledge His name), BWV 200, is an arrangement by Johann Sebastian Bach of the aria "Dein Kreuz, o Bräutgam meiner Seelen" contained in Gottfried Heinrich Stölzel's passion-oratorio Die leidende und am Kreuz sterbende Liebe. Bach's arrangement, dated around 1742–1743, was possibly part of a cantata for the feast of Purification of the Virgin Mary.

Berlin State Opera

The Berlin State Opera (German: Staatsoper Unter den Linden) is a German opera company based in Berlin. Its permanent home is the Staatsoper Unter den Linden, commonly referred to as Lindenoper, in the central Mitte district, which also hosts the Staatskapelle Berlin orchestra. Originally the Hofoper (court opera) from 1742, it was named Königliches Opernhaus (Royal Opera House) in 1844, and Staatsoper Unter den Linden in 1918. From 1949 to 1990 it housed the state opera of East Germany. Since 2004, the State Opera company belongs to the Berlin Opera Foundation, like the Deutsche Oper Berlin, the Komische Oper Berlin, the Berlin State Ballet, and the Bühnenservice Berlin (Stage and Costume Design).

Dhrangadhra State

Dhrangadhra State was a princely state during the British Raj. The town of Dhrangadhra served as its capital. It was also known as Halvad-Dhrangadhra State. Halvad once had been the capital of this state. In 1735, Dhrangadhra was founded as its new capital.

Earl of Harrington

Earl of Harrington is a title in the Peerage of Great Britain that was created in 1742.

First Battle of Katwa

The First Battle of Katwa occurred between Bengal and Maratha Empire in 1742. The Marathas initially attacked and captured Katwa and Hooghly in Bengal. The Nawab of Bengal Alivardi Khan responded with a direct attack on the Maratha camp at Katwa and inflicted so heavy losses on them that the entire Maratha army was driven out of Bengal on 17 September 1742.

Jacques Maurice Hatry

Jacques Maurice Hatry (Strasbourg, 12 February 1742 – Paris, 30 November 1802) was a French general.

A colonel on the outbreak of the French Revolution, he rose to général de division in 1794 and fought with distinction in the armée du Nord, des armée des Ardennes and Armée de la Moselle at the Battle of Fleurus and blockade of Luxembourg (where he forced a garrison of 12,000 men to surrender). In the armée de Sambre-et-Meuse, in the 1796 campaign, he was made général en chef of the armée de Mayence. In June 1798 he replaced general Joubert as commander of the troops stationed in the Netherlands. He was one of the first members of the Sénat conservateur in December 1799. His name is engraved on the north pillar, column 5, of the Arc de Triomphe.

Kosta Glasbruk

Kosta Glasbruk (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈkuːsta ²ɡlɑːsbrʉːk]; later known as Kosta Boda [ˈkuːsta ²buːda]) is a Swedish glassworks founded by two foreign officers in Charles XII's army, Anders Koskull and Georg Bogislaus Staël von Holstein, in 1742. The name is a portmanteau of the founders' surnames, Ko(skull) + Sta(el). It is located in Kosta, Sweden, which was named for the company. The surrounding region has become known as the "Kingdom of Crystal" and is now a tourist site which attracts a million visitors annually.

Rathbone Brothers

Rathbone Brothers Plc is a UK provider of personalised investment management and wealth management services for private investors and trustees. This includes discretionary investment management, unit trusts, tax planning, trust and company management, pension advice and banking services. Rathbone Brothers Plc is an independent FTSE 250 company.


Talca (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈtalka]) is a city and commune in Chile located about 255 km (158 mi) south of Santiago, and is the capital of both Talca Province and Maule Region (7th Region of Chile). As of the 2012 census, the city had a population of 201,142.

The city is an important economic center, with agricultural (wheat) and manufacturing activities, as well as wine production. It is also the location of the Universidad de Talca and the Catholic University of Maule, among others. The Catholic Church of Talca has held a prominent role in the history of Chile.

The inhabitants of Talca have a saying, Talca, Paris & London, born from a hat shop which had placed a ribbon stating that it had branches in Paris and London. The shop was owned by a French immigrant named Jean-Pierre Lagarde.

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