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Millennium: 2nd millennium
May: Juan Santos Atahualpa leads an uprising against the Spanish colonial government in Peru as Atahualpa II.
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辛酉年 (Metal Rooster)
4439 or 4232
    — to —
壬戌年 (Water Dog)
4440 or 4233
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:Handel's Messiah is performed for the first time.

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.



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Edmond Halley
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