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    Van 1702 tot 1747 kende Nederland (ookwel Republiek der Zeven Verenigde Nederlanden) zijn Tweede Stadhouderloze Tijdperk.
  • George Frideric Handel's oratorio Messiah makes its world-premiere in Dublin, Ireland.
  • Spencer Compton, Earl of Wilmington, becomes British Prime Minister.
  • Charles VII Albert becomes Holy Roman Emperor.
Weather

The temperature on October 2, 1742 was about 11.0 °C. Wind direction mainly northwest. Weather type: geheel betrokken .

Source: KNMI (weather station Leiden/The Netherlands) 

Source: Delpher (Koninklijke Bibliotheek Newspapers from October 2, 1742 at Delpher

Born on October 2
Died on October 2

Names that were popular for boys in 1742
  • Jan
  • Joannes
  • Cornelis
  • Johannes
  • Pieter
  • Hendrik
  • Petrus
  • Willem
  • Gerrit
  • Jacob
  • Jacobus
  • Johann
  • Jean
  • Dirk
  • Henricus
Names that were popular for girls in 1742
  • Maria
  • Anna
  • Marie
  • Joanna
  • Johanna
  • Catharina
  • Cornelia
  • Elisabeth
  • Neeltje
  • Adriana
  • Grietje
  • Trijntje
  • Aaltje
  • Jannetje
  • Petronella