1842 (MDCCCXLII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar and a common year starting on Thursday of the Julian calendar, the 1842nd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 842nd year of the 2nd millennium, the 42nd year of the 19th century, and the 3rd year of the 1840s decade. As of the start of 1842, the Gregorian calendar was 12 days ahead of the Julian calendar, which remained in localized use until 1923.

Millennium: 2nd millennium
1842 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar1842
Ab urbe condita2595
Armenian calendar1291
Assyrian calendar6592
Balinese saka calendar1763–1764
Bengali calendar1249
Berber calendar2792
British Regnal yearVict. 1 – 6 Vict. 1
Buddhist calendar2386
Burmese calendar1204
Byzantine calendar7350–7351
Chinese calendar辛丑年 (Metal Ox)
4539 or 4332
    — to —
壬寅年 (Water Tiger)
4540 or 4333
Coptic calendar1558–1559
Discordian calendar3008
Ethiopian calendar1834–1835
Hebrew calendar5602–5603
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat1898–1899
 - Shaka Samvat1763–1764
 - Kali Yuga4942–4943
Holocene calendar11842
Igbo calendar842–843
Iranian calendar1220–1221
Islamic calendar1257–1258
Japanese calendarTenpō 13
Javanese calendar1769–1770
Julian calendarGregorian minus 12 days
Korean calendar4175
Minguo calendar70 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar374
Thai solar calendar2384–2385
Tibetan calendar阴金牛年
(female Iron-Ox)
1968 or 1587 or 815
    — to —
(male Water-Tiger)
1969 or 1588 or 816
July 21: Battle of Chinkiang
August 29: The Treaty of Nanking is signed.

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Births edit

January–June edit

Karl May
Susan Augusta Pike Sanders
Carl von Linde

July–December edit

Abdul Hamid II
Madeleine Brès
John Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh

Deaths edit

January–June edit

July–December edit

Clemens Brentano
Grace Darling

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