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1742Battle of Chotusitz: Frederick II and Prussia defeat the Austrians

1742Benjamin Franklin invents his Franklin stove

1742 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 24
German leaders elect Charles VII Albert Emperor 
Feb 1
Sardinia and Austria sign alliance 
Feb 2
British Walpole government resigns 
Feb 9
British ex-premier Walpole becomes earl of Orford 
Feb 16
Earl of Wilmington becomes British premier (First Lord of the Treasury) 
Apr 13
George Frideric Handel's oratorio "Messiah" performed for the 1st time at New Music Hall in Dublin 
May 17
Battle of Chotusitz: Frederick II and Prussia defeat the Austrians 
May 28
1st indoor swimming pool opens (Goodman's Fields, London) 
Jun 9
Battle of Bloody Marsh-Spanish assault on Simons Island, Georgia 
Jun 11
Benjamin Franklin invents his Franklin stove 
Jul 28
Prussia & Austria sign peace treaty 
Aug 29
Edmond Hoyle published his "Short Treatise" on the card game whist 
Sep 24
Faneuil Hall, Boston, opens to public 
Nov 18
Prussia & Brtain sign anti-French military covenant 
Dec 1
Empress Elisabeth orders expulsion of all Jews from Russia 
Dec 13
Willem KH Friso tests his mothers potatoes 
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